Coleophora bilineatella Zeller, 1849

Coleophora bilineatella case

from Toll (1962a)

case

Very slender composite leaf case of 12-19 mm length, composed of 7-9 leaf fragments. Mouth angle c. 45°. The youth case is 2-3 mm long, laterally compressed, composed of epidermis, distally narrowed and curved.

hostplants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Dorycnium pentaphyllum, pentaphyllum subsp. germanicum + herbaceum.

Other host plants attributed in the literature to bilineatella probably refer to C. saturatella.

phenology

Larvae from June till April. According to Hering (1957a) the larvae do not feed after the hibernation, but Suire does not agree. In Austria the larvae are active until in october; they hibernate at the foot of the host plant.

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

From Germany to the Iberian Peninsula, Sardinia, Italy, and Greece, and from France to Romania (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

larva

Described by Suire (1961a).

synonyms

Coleophora perserenella Rebel, 1919; C. joannisella Suire, 1930.

Probably all references to C. bilineatella prior to the studies by Baldizzone, ca. 1980, in fact refer to C. saturatella.

references

Baldizzone (1979a, 1986b, 1987b), Baldizzone & Hartig (1978a), Baldizzone, Tokár, Z & S Kovács (2004a), Buszko & Beshkov (2004a), Cleve (1979a), Hering (1957a), Ivinskis & Savenkov (1991a), Kaltenbach & Roesler (1985a), Kasy (1983a, 1985a), Klimesch (1938c, 1942a, 1958c), Nel (1992b,c), Patzak (1974a,b), Suire (1961a), Szőcs (1977a, 1981a), Toll (1962a).

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