Coleophora lutipennella (Zeller, 1838)

common oak case-bearer

Coleophora lutipennella

Quercus robur, Oostvoorne, youth case. The gall of Neuroterus albipes indicates the size of the case.

Coleophora lutipennella

detail; the case consists exclusively of silk

case

Light brown, trivalved, tubular silken case of c. 7 mm; mouth angle c. 45°. Immediately after eclosion the larva begins the construction of its case, that entirely consists of silk. The youth case, < 5 mm, is a pistol case (van Roosmalen & Doorenweerd).

host plants

Fagaceae, monophagous (?)

Castanea sativa; Quercus macranthera, petraea, pontica, pubescens, robur.

van Roosmalen & Doorenweerd found youth cases (but no full grown cases) on Fragaria vesca.

phenology

The larva is full fed early June (Emmet ao, 1996a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Phegea, 2010).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2010).

LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

All Europe, except the Mediterranean islands (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

larva

notes

See C. flavipennella for a comparison. Both species are often confused, even nowadays.

references

Baldizzone (1979a, 1983c, 2004a), Biesenbaum (2001b), Biesenbaum & van der Wolf (1999a), Buhr (1936a), Drăghia (1968b), Emmet, Langmaid, Bland ao (1996a), Goodey (1992a), Hering (1930b, 1934a, 1957a, 1963a), Huemer (2012a), Kollár & Hrubík (2009a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Leutsch (2011a), Maček (1999a), Michaelis (1983a), Nel (1992b,c), Patzak (1974a, b), Pinzari, Pinzari ; Zilli (2013a), De Prins (1998a), Razowski (1990a), Robbins (1991a), van Roosmalen & Doorenweerd (2015a), Schütze (1931a), Sefrová (2005a), Sønderup (1949a), Suire (1961a), Szőcs (1977a), Toll (1952a, 1962a), Tomov & Dimitrov (2007a) .

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