Monday, 9 July 2012

The strange case of...

Coleophora siccifolia

Found this on Hawthorn next to the back garden yesterday whilst mine sweeping.  This one certainly fits into the 'weird' case category; it just looks so scruffy compared to many of its congeners.

Coleophora siccifolia larval case

Coleophora siccifolia larval case
It is also a very large case in comparison to many others and creates very large blotches; it was this latter feature that drew me to its location in the first place.

All in all very pleased with what is a new case for me and a very scarce moth here in Kent (although undoubtedly under-recorded).


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