Coleophora serpylletorum Hering, 1889

cliff case-bearer

Coleophora serpylletorum case

from Toll (1962a)

case

Larvae in an untidy composite leaf case of c. 9 mm with a mouth angle of 90°.

The larva mines a leaf, usually at the top of a twig, completely out, often while attached to the leaf margin. When the leaf is emptied it is cut off and forms the newest addition to the case.

hostplants

Lamiaceae, monophagous

Thymus odoratissimus, praecox, serpyllum.

The larvae refused to eat from Th. pulegioides, a species with larger leaves (Emmet ao, 1996a).

phenology

Larvae are full fed in June (Emmet ao, 1996a).

BENELUX

BE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

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

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

From Denmark and Latvia tot Spain, Sardinia, Italy, and Greece, and from Britain to Romania; also North Russia (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

larva

See Emmet ao (1969a).

references

Baldizzone (1979a, 1983c, 2004a), Baldizzone & Hartig (1978a), Baldizzone & Luquet (1981a), Biesenbaum & van der Wolf (1999a), Buhr (1937a), Corley, Merckx, Cardoso, Dale,Marabuto, Maravalhas & Pires (2012a), Emmet, Langmaid, Bland ao (1996a), Hering (1957a), Kaltenbach & Roesler (1985a), Klimesch (1958c), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Michaelis (1983a), van Nieukerken, Gielis, Huisman ao (1993a), Patzak (1974a), Pröse (1995a), Razowski (1990a), Suire (1961a), Szőcs (1977a, 1981a), Toll (1952a, 1962a), Wieser & Huemer (1999a).

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