Coleophora chalcogrammella Zeller, 1839
from Toll (1962a)
In autumn the larva makes a short corridor, that widens into a smnall blotch, out of which the first case is cut. The final case, after hibernation, is a brown, tubular silken case, three-valved, c. 6 cm long, with a mouth angle of about 30°.
Caryophyllaceae, narrowly monophagous
The main hostplant is Cerastium arvense.
Full-grown cases in May (Emmet ao, 1996a).
BE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2009).
LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
distribution within Europe
From Sweden and northern Russia to the Pyrenees and Alps, and from Britain to Romania (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
Described by Emmet ao (199a).
Buhr (1935b), Emmet, Langmaid, Bland ao (1996a), Hering (1957a), Huisman & Koster (1999a), Klimesch (1958c), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Michalska (1976a), van Nieukerken, Gielis, Huisman ao (1993a), Patzak (1974a), De Prins (1998a), Pröse (1995a), Razowski (1990a), Schütze (1931a), Szőcs (1977a), Toll (1952a, 1962a).