Coleophora siccifolia Stainton, 1856

all sort of woody plants

Coleophora siccifolia case on Myrica gale

Myrica gale, Belgium, prov. Limbourg, Rekem, Vallei van de Zijpbeek © Carina Van Steenwinkel

Coleophora siccifolia feeding traces on Myrica gale

several feeding traces, including the mine from which the case has been cut

Coleophora siccifolia case on Crataegus monogyna

Crataegus monogyna, Loon (Dr) © Ben van As

Coleophora siccifolia case

from Toll (1952a)

Coleophora siccifolia case

Betula, Belgium, Wortegem-Petegem; © Steve Wullaert

Coleophora siccifolia: youth case on Crataegus monogyna

Crataegus monogyna, Belgium, prov. Liège, Flémalle-Haute: youth case © Jean-Yves Baugnée

Coleophora siccifolia on Betula: first mine and excision

Betula, Belgium, prov. Namur, Vierves-sur-Viroin; © Stéphane Claerebout

Coleophora siccifolia on Betula: first mine and excision

detail

case

Tubular leaf case. The case is almost barrel-shaped, with a large leaf fragment that, while withering, folds itself untidily around the tube.

Before a larva leaves a mine to start on a fresh one, it often detaches the upper epidermis by cutting along the sides of the mine; often completely, sometimes only partially. The detached epidermis falls off or, when it is only partially loosened, dries and curls (Emmet, 1980a).

The young larva, in autumn, initially mines a gallery. A silken-lined side branch, positioned along a thick vein, serves as a resting place during feeding pauses. After this period the larva makes an oval blotch, excises it to form its first case, and goes into hibernation.

hostplants

polyphagous

Alnus; Betula alleghaniensis, nana, pubescens; Carpinus betulus; Crataegus crus-galli, laevigata, monogyna; Ligustrum ovalifolium; Malus domestica; Myrica gale; Sorbus aucuparia; Tilia.

phenology

Larvae are full-fed in Britain in end august, but continental authors write October (Emmet ao, 1996a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

NE waargenomen (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2009).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Probably all of Europe (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

Only three pairs of abdominal prolegs (Emmet ao, 1996a).

references

Ahr (1966a), Bachmaier (1965a), Biesenbaum & van der Wolf (1999a), Burmann (1992a), Emmet (1980a), Emmet, Langmaid, Bland ao (1996a), Hering (1921a, 1927b, 1957a), Huemer & Erlebach (2003a), Huisman & Koster (1996a), Klimesch & Skala (1936a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Maček (1999a), Michaelis (1983a), van Nieukerken, Gielis, Huisman ao (1993a), Patzak (1974a), De Prins (2010a), Robbins (1991a), Skala (1951a), Sønderup (1949a), Stammer (2016a), Szőcs (1977a), Toll (1962), Zoerner (1975a).

pub 7.iv.2017 · mod 19.ix.2017