Coleophora calycotomella Stainton, 1869

new broom case-bearer

Coleophora calycotomella: case on Cytisus scoparius

Cytisus scoparius, Belgium, prov. Namur, Couvin, Gonrieux © Stéphane Claerebout

Coleophora calycotomella: case in dorsal view

seen from above the case appears extraordinary flattened

Coleophora calycotomella: feeding traces

feeding traces on the twig

Coleophora calycotomella case

Cytisus scoparius, Belgium, prov. Namur, Houyet © Jean-Yves Baugnée

Coleophora calycotomella: case on Cytisus scoparius

Cytisus scoparius, Belgium, prov. Namur, Vierves-sur-Viroin, RN Chamousias, leg. Sébastien Carbonnelle © Stéphane Claerebout

Coleophora calycotomella: case on Cytisus scoparius

same case, dorsal view

Coleophora calycotomella: larva in case on Cytisus fantanesii

Cytisus fantanesii, Spain, Almería, Dalias, Rambla de la Maleza © Pete and Ginny Clarke; the larvae has been bred, identification confirmed by Jukka Tabell

Coleophora calycotomella case

Cytisus scoparius (drawing by Sjaak Koster, in Huisman & Koster, 1994a)

case

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).

host plants

Fabaceae, oligophagous

Adenocarpus; Calicotome; Chronanthus biflorus; Cytisus fontanesii, scoparius.

phenology

Larvae are full-grown around March, May (Hering, 1957a; Toll, 1962a).

BENELUX

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).

references

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), Szabóky, Tokár & Pastorális (2007a), Toll (1962a).

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