Coleophora saturatella Stainton, 1850

broom case-bearer

Coleophora saturatella: case

Cytisus scoparius, Amersfoort © Hetty Soetekouw

Coleophora saturatella: case

another specimen

Coleophora saturatella: case on Genista tinctoria

Genista tinctoria, Belgium, prov. Namur, Seilles © Jean-Yves Baugnée

case

Very untidy, bivalved, lobe case of 7-8 mm. The mouth angle is 90°, causing the case to be perpendicular to the leaf.

hostplants

Fabaceae, oligophagous

Cytisus scoparius; Lembotropis nigricans; Genista scorpius, tinctoria; Spartium junceum; Ulex europaeus.

phenology

The larvae are fullgrown around June (Emmet ea, 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 Sweden tot the Pyrenees, Alps, and Albania, and from Britain to Romania, and, widely disjunct, South Russia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

Described by Suire (1961a).

synonyms

Coleophora bilineatella, marginatella: auctorum; C. tinctoriella Coverdale, 1885.

references

Beiger (1960a), Biesenbaum & van der Wolf (1999a), Buhr (1935b, 1937a), Drăghia (1972a), Emmet, Langmaid, Bland ao (1996a), Hering (1924a, 1957a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Leutsch (2011a), Michaelis (1983a), Nel (1992c), Patzak (1974a), De Prins (1998a), Pröse (1995a), Razowski (1990a), Robbins (1991a), Sønderup (1949a), Suire (1961a), Szőcs (1977a), Toll (1952a, 1962a), Wieser & Huemer (1999a).

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