|0560 ~ Coleophora paripennella|
Resident. Widespread and locally common throughout Britain as far north as Aberdeenshire.
Recorded from two sites in the north-east of the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 10-13mm.
It is often impossible to separate the adults of some species. In some cases differences can be seen in various life stages.
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Wherever the foodplant is found.
Common knapweed, creeping thistle.
Case-bearing/leaf miner. Eggs laid on leaf. Larva first mines a tiny blotch, then constructs a case, mining continues forming blotches. Pupates within case, attached to the stem or ground.
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