Coleophora trigeminella Fuchs, 1881

Lepidoptera, Coleophoridae

Coleophora trigeminella case

Crataegus monogyna, Belgium, prov. Namur, Crupet (Assesse), Ruisseau de Vovesène; © Jean-Yves Baugnée

Coleophora trigeminella: case on Crataegus

Crataegus, Belgium, prov. Limburg, Opglabbeek; © Steve Wullaert


Coleophora trigeminella case

from Toll (1962a)

case

Reddish brown, tubular silken case of only 5-6 mm. The case is weakly constricted near the anal end, and strongly just behind the mouth. The case is sharply bent there; therefore the mouth angle is 0° and the case lies adpressed to the leaf. The fully developed case normally is trivalved. Larvae at the underside of the leaf.

hostplants

woody Rosaceae, oligophagous

Amelanchier ovalis; Cotoneaster; Crataegus laevigata, monogyna; Malus sylvestris; Prunus avium, spinosa; Sorbus aria, aucuparia.

Sorbus is said to be the main hostplant. A case of xenophyagy on Fraxinus excelsior has been described (Emmet ao, 1996a).

phenology

Fully developed cases in late April, early May (Emmet ao, 1996a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Baugnée, 2011a).

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

LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

Most of Europe, but missing in Ireland, the Balkan Peninsula and the Mediterranean Islands (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

larva

Described by Emmet ao (1996a).

references

Baldizzone (1984a, 2004a), Baldizzone, Tokár, Z & S Kovács (2004a), Bankes (1912a), Baugnée (2011a), Biesenbaum & van der Wolf (1999a), Emmet, Langmaid, Bland ao (1996a), Haslberger, Lichtmannecker, Heindel, Grünewald & Segerer (2014a), Hering (1957a), Huemer (1988a), Huisman & Koster (1996a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Maček (1999a)l, Nel (1992b,c), Patzak (1974a,b), Razowski (1990a), Robbins (1991a), Suire (1961a), Szőcs (1977a), Toll (1952a, 1962a), Whitebread (1975a, 1977a).

01/04/2017

pub 1.iv.2017 · mod 28.vi.2017