Coleophora kuehnella (Goeze, 1783)

Lepidoptera, Coleophoridae

Coleophora kuehnella case

Quercus robur, Vlaardingen

case

The full grown larva lives in a black pistol case of c. 8 mm, with a mouth angle of c. 90°. The case is covered by a silken mantle (pallium) that hangs from its rear end, and almost covers the case, giving it the general aspect of a bird dropping. The larve mines the leaf from the underside, making many, unusually small fleckmines, up to about 30 together.

hostplants

Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus robur, rubra.

phenology

Larvae are full grown in early June (Emmet ao, 1996a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Phegea, 2010).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2010).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

From Fennoscandia to Iberia, Sardinia, Italy, and Albania, and from Britain to South Russia (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

larva

Described by Emmet ao (1996a); there are three pairs of abdominal prolegs.

synonyms

Coleophora palliatella (Zincken, 1830).

notes

If the youth case that is illustrated below really belongs to kuehnella is far from certain, but al least it belongs to the group “pistol case with pallium”.

Coleophora kuehnella? youth case

Quercus robur, Castricum

Coleophora kuehnella? youth case

same case, dorsal view

references

Baldizzone (1979a), Baldizzone & Hartig (1978a), Baldizzone & van der Wolf (2000a), Biesenbaum & van der Wolf (1999a), Burmann (1992a), Csóka (2003a), Delplanque (1998a), Emmet (1996a), Emmet, Langmaid, Bland ao (1986a), Hering (1934a, 1957a), Huemer (2012a), Kollár & Hrubík (2009a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Leutsch (2011a), Matošević, Pernek, Dubravac & Barić (2009a), Patzak (1974a,b), De Prins (1998a), Razowski (1990a), Robbins (1991a), Schütze (1931a), Sønderup (1949a), Stammer (2016a), Suire (1961a), Szőcs (1977a), Toll (1952a, 1962a).

01/04/2017

pub 1.iv.2017 · mod 28.vi.2017