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Coleophora vitisella Gregson, 1856

A rather local species in the southern part Belgium.

The larva feeds from a greyish black composite leaf case on Pyrola and Vaccinium vitis-idaea. It has a two-year life cycle. It pupates in the case, often attached to the upperside of a leaf.

The adults fly in one generation a year; from late May onwards till early July.


Belgium, Liège, Eupen, 02 November 2009.
larval case on Vaccinium vitis-idaea
(Photo © Jean-Yves Baugnée)
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