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Coleophora violacea (Ström, 1849)

An uncommon species in Belgium.

The larva feeds from a brownish lobe case mainly on Rosaceae and on woody plants including Alnus, Castanea, Potentilla, Rubus, Symphoricarpus, Tilia, Viburnum etc... It hibernates.

The adults fly in one generation a year; from late May towards early July. It is active in the early evening and later comes to light.


Belgium, Liège, Sclessin, 13 September 2009.
case on Malus domestica (Photo © Jean-Yves Baugnée)

Comments to Willy De Prins or Chris Steeman
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