Coleophora albella (Thunberg, 1788)
Silene nutans, Belgium, prov. Namur, Viroinval, Mazée, Tienne de Najauge, vii.2019 © Stéphane Claerebout
case (from Patzak, 1974a, as C. leucapennella)
The female brings forth living larvae. The young larva for some time lives inside a capsule, feeding on the seeds. Then it construct a case out of an emptied fruit (or, if the fruit is too small, several fruits in a row).
Silene flos-cuculi, italica, longicilia, nutans, viscaria, vulgaris.
Larvae are active in June-July. Once full fed they leave the host plant and crawl op a tree. Leaving the case behind they bore themselves into the bark for the winter diapause.
distribution within Europe
Probably all Europe, except Ireland (PESI, 2018).
Coleophora leucapennella (Hübner, 1796).
Baldizzone (1979a, 1984a, 2004a), Baldizzone & van der Wolf (2000a), Biesenbaum & van der Wolf (1999a), Burmann (1992a), Corley, Marabuto, Maravalhas ao (2009a), Emmet, Langmaid, Bland ao (1996a), Ivinskis & Savenkov (1991a), Nel (1992b,c), Patzak (1974a), Schütze (1931a), Sippola & Itämies (2014a), Toll (1962a).