Coleophora spiraeella Rebel, 1916

Coleophora spiraeella case

from Toll (1962a)

case

Dark brown to blackish spatulate leaf case of 7-9 mm. Rear end somewhat lighter in colour, bivalved. Mouth angle sharp (Toll, 1962a).

Hering (1957a) writes that the youth case is bivalved, the final case however trivalved. Toll’s drawing does not seem to confirm this.

hostplants

Rosaceae, oligophagous

Filipendula ulmaria; Spiraea chamaedryfolia, hypericifolia subsp. obovata, japonica, media, x rosalba, x rubella, salicifolia, x vanhouttei.

phenology

Larvae from June till September (Hering, 1957a); they hibernate full fed (Toll, 1962a).

BENELUX

First observation in the Netherland in 2015 (Schreurs & Groenen).

distribution within Europe

From Germany and Poland to Italy, Slovenia, and Romania (Maček, 1999a; Fauna Europaea, 2010; Ureche, 2010a).

notes

Can cause damage in urban green (Toll, 1962a).

references

Baldizzone & van der Wolf (2000a), Burmann (1992a), Csóka (2003a), Deutsch (2017a), Hering (1957a, 1961a, 1962a, 1963a), Huemer (1988a), Huemer & Erlebach (2003a), Kayser (2011a), Leutsch (2002a), Maček (1999a), Matošević, Pernek, Dubravac & Barić (2009a), Nel (1992c), Razowski (1990a), Schreurs & Groenen (2017a), Sefrová (2005a), Skala (1951a), Suire (1961a), Surányi (1942a), Szőcs (1977a, 1981a), Toll (1952a, 1962a), Ureche (2010a).

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