Field Tip Details

Species515 Coleophora albitarsella, Zeller, 1849
Taxon stageLarva
Time of yearmid February to early May
FoodplantsGround-ivy, Glechoma hederacea
TipExamine the foodplant carefully for leaves showing whitish blotches and search for the larval cases underneath on blotched and nearby leaves. Foodplant growing under the shelter of a bramble-bush or at the foot of a fence among grass are good places to search.
DetailGround-ivy, growing under the shelter of a bramble-bush or at the foot of a fence among grass, may be examined for larval cases. [Tutt]
At the base of the rocks at Whitbarrow, during the first week of June the larvae may be obtained in plenty on Marjoram (Hodgkinson). [Tutt]
Rankingranking 5
Submitted byTony PrichardTip statusChecked
CreatedFri 30-Dec-2005Last updatedTue 25-Apr-2006

Photographs

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Mine on Ground Ivy - Ufford, Suffolk (28.x.2005) © A Prichard
Mine on Ground Ivy - Ufford, Suffolk (28.x.2005) © A Prichard
Case on Ground Ivy - Ufford, Suffolk (28.x.2005) © A Prichard