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Coleophora solitariella Zeller, 1849

A rare species in Belgium.

The larva feeds from a rather straight, greyish white case preferably on Stellaria holastea, but also on other Stellaria species, Arenaria serpyllifolia, Cerastium and on Myosoton aquaticum. Pupation in the case attached to a stem of the food plant, vegetation or tree trunks.

The adults fly in one generation a year; onwards from late May till the end of July. It has not been recorded at light.

Belgium, Oost-Vlaanderen, Klijpe, 22 May 2009.
ex. larva (Photo © Chris Snyers)
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