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Coleophora tanaceti Müllig, 1865

An  uncommon species in Belgium, but as with many members of this family, it's often overlooked.

The larva lives in a brown tubular silken case on Tanacetum vulgare usually attached to the flower heads. It rarely behaves as a leafminer and generally it lives in the inflorescense of the food plant. Pupation in the case.

The adults fly from late May towards July. 


Belgium, Antwerpen, Mol, 10 July 2011.
case on Tanacetum
(Photo © Carina Vansteenwinkel)
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