Coleophora ochrea (Haworth, 1828)
large buff case-bearer
Helianthemum nummularium, Belgium, prov. Namur, Nismes, Tiennne Chalaine © Stéphane Claerebout
from Toll (1952a)
A large, composite leaf case of 10-18 mm length, the fully developed case consisting the three succesive leaf fragments. Case light brown, bivalved; mouth angle c. 45°. The larva makes mines, but also feeds on the developing seeds.
Larvae from September to end-May of the following year (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 Sweden tot the Iberian Peninsula, Italy, and Crete, and from Britain to southern Russia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
Described by Suire (1961a).
Suire (1961a) gives the size of the case as 20-22 mm, and calls it the largest Eupista [Coleophora] known to him.
Youth cases can be confused with the cases of C. bilineella (Kasy, 1969a).
Baldizzone (1979a,b, 1983c, 1985d, 2004a), Baldizzone & Luquet (1981a), Baldizzone & Nel (1992a), Biesenbaum & van der Wolf (1999a), Corley, Marabuto, Maravalhas, Pires & Cardoso (2008a), Emmet ao (1996a), Hering (1957a), Kasy (1969a, 1985a), Klimesch (1958c), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Nel (1992b,c), Patzak (1974a), De Prins (1998a), Razowski (1990a), Suire (1961a), Szőcs (1977a, 1981a), Toll (1952a, 1962a).