Coleophora trifolii?

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Coleophora trifolii?

Postby andrewjcharlton on Tue Jul 06, 2021 8:04 pm

I know this is a difficult group to ID from photos, but is this Coleophora trifolii, which has occured here once before in 2006? It looks ok to me on size, and the pale-tipped antennae, but the 'margin of the eye edged yellow' I fail to see here (or so far on any published photos).

Many thanks for confirmation (or otherwise).

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Re: Coleophora trifolii?

Postby stevehind on Wed Jul 07, 2021 10:59 am

Hi Andrew
The large size rules out other possibilities.
The upper margin of the eye is edged orange-yellow, the lower margin is fringed with straw-coloured hairs. I can see the straw-coloured hairs along the lower margin of the eye on your photo but not the colours on the upper margin. You probably need good light and a strong lens to see that feature.
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