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Coleophora saturatella Stainton, 1856

A very rare species in Belgium.

The larva feeds from a lobe case on Cytisus, Genista, Spartium, Ulex and Lembotropis. Pupation in the case attached to a stem of the food plant, often high in the sunshine.

The adults fly in one generation a year; onwards from late June towards early August. 


Belgium, Namur, Seilles, 01 June 2013.
larval case  (Photo © Jean-Yves Baugnée)


Comments to Willy De Prins or Chris Steeman
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