Coleophora gryphipennella (Hübner, 1796)
Fragaria vesca, Belgium, prov. Luxemburg, Durbuy, la vieille Briqueterie de Rome © Carina Van Steenwinkel, det. Camiel Doorenweerd, DNA
Rosa pimpinellifolia, Duin en Kruidberg
Rosa rubiginosa, Duin en Kruidberg: case
The larvae, that hatch around the end of August make three cases during their lifetime. The final one, which they occupy after the hibernation, is a laterally flattened tubular leaf case with a dorsal toothed keel (remnant of the leaf margin from which the cases was excised). Mouth angle about 60°.
In the Netherlands R. spinosissima is the most important host plant. Hering (1957a) and Maček (1999a) additionally mention Rubus caesius and corylifolius as occasional hostplants. That the species is able to complete its full development also on strawberry has been documented by van Roosmalen & Doorenweerd for the the Dutch dunes and southern Belgium.
Larvae are full grown in mid May (Emmet, Langmaid, Bland ao, 1996a).
BE recorded (De Prins, 1998a).
NE recorded (Kuchein & de Vos,1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2008).
LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).
distribution within Europe
From Scandinavia and Finland to the Iberian Peninsula and Italy, and from Ireland to the Black Sea (Fauna Europaea, 2008).
Baldizzone (1979a, 2004a), Biesenbaum & van der Wolf (1999a), Buhr (1936a), Corley, Marabuto & Pires (2007a), Emmet, Langmaid, Bland ao (1996a), Hering (1924a, 1957a), Huber (1969a), Huemer (1988a), Kasy (1983a, 1987a), Klimesch (1950c, 1958c), Klimesch & Skala (1936a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Kuchlein ao (1988a), Leutsch (2011a), Maček (1999a), Michaelis (1983a), Nel (1992b,c), Patzak (1974a, b), De Prins (2010a), De Prins & Steeman (2011a, 2013a), Razowski (1990a), Robbins (1991a), van Roosmalen & Doorenbos (2015a), Skala (1951a), Sønderup (1949a), Suire (1961a), Szőcs (1977a, 1981a), Toll (1952a, 1962a), Zoerner (1969a).