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0498 ~ Coleophora alnifoliae
UK Status

Resident. Very local. Found in isolated colonies from south-eastern and southern-central England as far north as Shropshire and Perthshire.

Montgomeryshire Status

Few records.

Wingspan :   M & F, 12-13mm.

Confusion species


It is often impossible to separate the adults of some species. In some cases differences can be seen in various life stages.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Habitat

Requires mature alder.

Foodplant

Alder

Lifestage data

Case-bearing/leaf miner. Eggs laid on leaf. Larva probably makes a short mine ending in a blotch (unobserved), this is excised to construct the case, up to six blotch mines are formed on leaf edge. Pupates within case, attached to twig.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 3rd July 2014, Roundton Hill
Confirmed by gen.det (DB)