Coleophora juncicolella Stainton, 1851
from Toll (1962a)
Calluna vulgaris, Bergen aan Zee; © John van Roosmalen
Calluna vulgaris, Belgium, Antwerpen, Berendrecht; leg. Guido De Prins, © Chris Snyers
Very small (c. 4 mm) light brown lobe case with a mouth angle of about 40°. The case is composed of 8-10 small leaf fragments, placed in herringbone manner, giving the case the appearance of a small browned ling branchlet.
Full grown larvae in March – May (Emmet ao, 1996a).
BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).
NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2009).
LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
distribution within Europe
From Fennoscandia to the Mediterranean, and from Ireland to Poland and Hungary (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
Described by Suire (1961a).
Can only be found by sweeping, and then leaving the stuff in the bottom of the net alone for half an hour.
Baldizzone (1983c, 1984a), Biesenbaum & van der Wolf (1999a), Buhr (1935a), Emmet, Langmaid, Bland ao (1996a), Hering (1957a), Ivinskis & Savenkov (1991a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Michaelis (1983a), Nel (1992b), Patzak (1974a), De Prins (1998a), Razowski (1990a), Robbins (1991a), Sønderup (1949a), Suire (1961a), Szőcs (1977a), Toll (1952a, 1962a), Wegner (2010a).