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0526 ~ Coleophora laricella ~ Larch Case-bearer
UK Status

Resident. Widespread throughout the British Isles, can be very common.

Montgomeryshire Status

Few records.

Wingspan :   M & F, 8-11mm.

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

Wherever the foodplant is found.

Foodplant

Larch.

Lifestage data

Case-bearing/seed miner. Eggs laid on underside of needle. Larva first mines, then constructs a case, mining continues leaving blotches inside the needles. Pupates within case, attached to a twig.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 24th June 2014, Lake Vyrnwy