Coleophora laricella (Hübner, 1817)

larch case-bearer

on Larix

Coleophora laricella cases

Larix decidua, Maarn

Coleophora laricella case

detail

Coleophora laricella: case on Larix sp.

Larix sp., Belgium, prov. Hainaut, Beloeil © Stéphane Claerebout: spring picture: the dark part of the case has hibernated, the light part is a recent extension

Coleophora laricella: case on Larix decidua

Larix decidua, Heerde, lg de Dellen © Hans Jonkman: another image from early spring

Larix decidua, Holterberg: egg

detail

the first mine, underside

the same, lighted from behind

the first case, and the first fleck mine

case

Oviposition at the underside of a needle. At first the larva makes a small gallery, almost completely filled with frass. Soon the larva excises its case, in which it overwinters and continues feeding in spring. The way the case is enlarged is quite complex (see therefore Emmet ao, 1996a).

hostplants

Pinaceae, oligophagous

Larix decidua, gmelinii, kaempferi, laricina, occidentalis, sibirica; Pseudotsuga menziesii.

Occurrence on Pseudotsuga is only incidental.

phenology

Larvae are full fed around end May (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

Form North Russia and Fennoscandia to the Pyrenees and Italy, and from Ireland to Romania (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

larva

See Suire (1961a) and Emmet ao (1996a).

pupa

notes

Common species, sometimes occurring in pest proportions (Perny, Weber ao).

references

Baldizzone (1979a, 1991b, 2004a, 2008a), Baldizzone, Tokár, Z & S Kovács (2004a), Biesenbaum & van der Wolf (1999a), Buhr (1935b), Csóka (2003a), Deschka & Wimmer (2000a), Emmet, Langmaid, Bland ao (1996a), van Frankenhuyzen & Houtman (1972a), van Frankenhuyzen Houtman & Kabos (1982a), Freeman (1967a), Haase (1942a), Hartig (1939a), Hering (1957a), Huemer (2012a), Huisman & Koster (1996a), Klimesch (1950c), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Kvičala (1938a), Maček (1999a), Matošević, Pernek, Dubravac & Barić (2009a), Michaelis (1983a), Nel (1992c), Patzak (1974a), Perny (2004a), De Prins, 1998a, 2010a), De Prins & Steeman (2013a), Razowski (1990a), Robbins (1991a), Schütze (1931a), Sønderup (1949a), Starý (1930a), Suire (1961a), Szőcs (1977a), Toll (1952a, 1962a), Weber, Wolf, Zeitler & Petercord (2012a), Zoerner (1970a).

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