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Coleophora pyrrhulipennella Zeller, 1839


A rare species in Belgium.

The larva feeds from a shining black case on Calluna and Erica. Pupation in the case.

The adults fly in one generation a year; from late May towards August. It becomes active from dusk onwards, easily disturbed by day.


Belgium, Antwerpen, Berendrecht, 17 April 2011.
 case  on Calluna vulgaris
(Photo © Guido De Prins)
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