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Coleophora saponariella Heeger, 1848

A very rare species in Belgium, first discovered in 2009.

The larva feeds from a blackish silken case on Saponaria officinalis.

The adults fly in two to three generationa a year; onwards from May till September.

Belgium, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, 30 September 2014.
final case on Saponaria officinalis
(Photo © Guido De Prins)

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