Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora fuscocuprella

Coleophora fuscocuprella Herrich-Schäffer, 1855

hazel case-bearer

Coleophora fuscocuprella op Corylus avellana

Corylus avellana, Foxwolde, de Kleibos, 2.xi.2019 © Ben van As

Coleophora fuscocuprella case

Corylus avellana, Bunderbos, 8.xi.2005

Coleophora fuscocuprella mines

Corylus avellana, Bunderbos

Coleophora fuscocuprella mines



Lobe case. Many small leaf fragments are attached to the tubular case; its end is strongly curved downwards. The larvae are attached to the leaf underside, where they make a large number of relatively small fleck mines.

host plants

Betulaceae, Corylaceae; narrowly polyphagous

Alnus; Betula pendula, pubescens; Carpinus betulus; Corylus avellana.

Hazel is the most important hostplant.


Full grown cases in August and October (Emmet ao, 1996a).


BE recorded (De Prins, 2003a).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a;, 2009).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

From Scandinavia and Finland to the Pyrenees, Italy, Albania and Romania, and from Ireland to Russia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).



Biesenbaum & van der Wolf (1999a), Buhr (1964a), Dimic (1971a), Emmet ao (1996a), Haslberger, Lichtmannecker, Heindel ao (2014a), Hering (1927b, 1957a), Huemer (1986b), Huemer & Erlebach (2003a), Huisman, Koster, van Nieukerken & Ellis (2007a), Huisman, Koster, van Nieukerken & Ulenberg (2005a), Ivinskis & Savenkov (1991a), Klimesch (1950c), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Maček (1999a), Michna (1975a), van Nieukerken, Gielis, Huisman, Koster ao (1993a), Patzak (1974a), De Prins (2003a, 2008d), De Prins & Steeman (2011a, 2014a), Robbins (1991a), Schütze (1931a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Sønderup (1949a), Steeman & Sierens (2018a), Szőcs (1977a), Toll (1962a), Tomov & Krusteva (2007a).

Last modified 10.iv.2023