Coleophora serpylletorum Hering, 1889
from Toll (1962a)
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.
Thymus odoratissimus, praecox, serpyllum.
The larvae refused to eat from Th. pulegioides, a species with larger leaves (Emmet ao, 1996a).
Larvae are full fed in June (Emmet ao, 1996a).
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).
See Emmet ao (1969a).
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).