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Coleophora serratella (Linnaeus, 1761)

A very common species throughout Belgium.

The larva feeds from a rather straight, ochreous case preferably on Alnus glutinosa, Betula, Corylus or Ulmus. It has also been recorded from Sorbus aucuparia, Sorbus aria, Sorbus intermedia, Salix caprea or Carpinus and even from herbaceous plants beneath the normal foodplants. It hibernates.

The adults fly from late May till the end of July.


Belgium, Antwerpen, Mortsel, 25 May 2004.
(Photo © Leo Janssen)
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