Coleophora limosipennella (Duponchel, 1843)
dark elm case-bearer
Ulmus, Belgium, Antwerp © Guido De Prins
Ulmus glabra, Belgium, prov. Antwerp, Meerhout; © Carina Van Steenwinkel
Ulmus minor, Amsterdam, Vliegenbos
Ulmus minor, Duin en Kruidberg: excision for the initial cases
juvenile mine, very young case
Oviposition generally in a vein axil. From there a short, relatively wide corridor is made that quickly widens into an elliptic blotch. Much of the frass is ejected through the hole that the larva has made to bore itself into the leaf (in C. badiipennella, on the same hostplant, the frass remains within the mine (Emmet, Langmaid, Bland ao, 1996a]). This blotch is excised to make the juvenile case. The full grown larva lives in a brown spathulate leaf case of 9-11.5 mm; its rear end is bivalved. Mouth angle 0°-20°; just behind the mouth the case shows a conspicuous bend.
Ulmus glabra, minor.
Recorded by Buhr (1935a) and Hartig (1939a) from Alnus incana and glutinosa; xenophagy?
The larvae are fully developed in June-July (Emmet ao, 1996a).
BE recorded (Phegea, 2008).
NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; microlepidoptera.nl, 2008).
LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).
distribution within Europe
From Scandinavia and Finland to the Pyrenees, Italy and the Balkan Peninsula, and from the UK to the Baltic States and Romania (Fauna Europaea, 2008).
Baldizzone (1979a), Baldizzone & Nel (1992a), Biesenbaum & van der Wolf (1999a), Buhr (1935a, 1937a), Emmet (1980b), Emmet, Langmaid, Bland ao (1996a), Hartig (1939a), Hering (1930e, 1932g, 1957a), Kaltenbach & Roesler (1985a), Kasy (1983a), Klimesch (1942a, 1950c), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Leutsch (2011a), Lhomme (1934d), Maček (1999a), Michna (1975a), Nel (1992b,c), Nowakowski (1954a), Patzak (1974a,b), Popescu-Gorj & Drăghia (1966a), De Prins & Steeman (2011a), Razowski (1999a), Robbins (1991a), Schütze (1931a), Skala (1951a), Sønderup (1949a), Starý (1930a), Stolnicu (2007a), Suire (1961a), Szőcs (1977a, 1981a), Toll (1952a, 1962a), Tomov & Krusteva (2007a), Zoerner (1969a).