Coleophora juncicolella Stainton, 1851

least case-bearer

Coleophora juncicolella case

from Toll (1962a)

Coleophora juncicolella

Calluna vulgaris, Bergen aan Zee; © John van Roosmalen

Coleophora juncicolella case

Calluna vulgaris, Belgium, Antwerpen, Berendrecht; leg. Guido De Prins, © Chris Snyers

mine

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.

hostplants

Ericaceae, oligophagous

Calluna vulgaris; Erica cinerea.

phenology

Full grown larvae in March – May (Emmet ao, 1996a).

BENELUX

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).

larva

Described by Suire (1961a).

notes

Can only be found by sweeping, and then leaving the stuff in the bottom of the net alone for half an hour.

references

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).

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