Coleophora calycotomella Stainton, 1869
new broom case-bearer
Cytisus scoparius, Belgium, prov. Namur, Couvin, Gonrieux © Stéphane Claerebout
seen from above the case appears extraordinary flattened
feeding traces on the twig
Cytisus scoparius, Belgium, prov. Namur, Houyet © Jean-Yves Baugnée
Cytisus scoparius, Belgium, prov. Namur, Vierves-sur-Viroin, RN Chamousias, leg. Sébastien Carbonnelle © Stéphane Claerebout
same case, dorsal view
Cytisus fantanesii, Spain, Almería, Dalias, Rambla de la Maleza © Pete and Ginny Clarke; the larvae has been bred, identification confirmed by Jukka Tabell
Cytisus scoparius (drawing by Sjaak Koster, in Huisman & Koster, 1994a)
Larva in a composite leaf case, ventrally weakly keeled, with a mouth angle of c. 30°. The frontal (youngest) leaf fragment is brown and hairy, the older parts are pale and almost smooth. The case is slender, c. 18 mm long, and bears a strong resemblance to the spines of most of its hostplants (Hering, 1957a).
Larvae are full-grown around March, May (Hering, 1957a; Toll, 1962a).
BE recorded (De Prins & Spronck, 2004a).
NE recorded (van Nieukerken ao, 1993a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2009).
LUX recorded (Fauna Europa, 2009).
distribution within Europe
From the Netherlands and Germany to the Iberian Peninsula, Sardinia, Sicily, and Crete (Fauna Europa, 2009).
Baldizzone (1978b, 1979a, 1982e, 1983c, 1988b, 1990b), Biesenbaum & van der Wolf (1999a), Hering (1957a), Huisman & Koster (1994a), Huisman, Koster, van Nieukerken & Ulenberg (2001a), Klimesch (1942a), Nel (1992b), van Nieukerken, Gielis, Huisman ao (1993a), Patzak (1974b), De Prins & Spronck (2004a), De Prins & Steeman (2011a, 2014a), Szabóky, Tokár & Pastorális (2007a), Toll (1962a).