Coleophora trigeminella Fuchs, 1881
scarce thorn case-bearer
Crataegus monogyna, Belgium, prov. Namur, Crupet (Assesse), Ruisseau de Vovesène © Jean-Yves Baugnée
Crataegus, Belgium, prov. Limburg, Opglabbeek; © Steve Wullaert
from Toll (1962a)
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.
woody Rosaceae, oligophagous
Sorbus is said to be the main hostplant. A case of xenophyagy on Fraxinus excelsior has been described (Emmet ao, 1996a).
Fully developed cases in late April, early May (Emmet ao, 1996a).
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).
Described by Emmet ao (1996a).
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).