Coleophora sternipennella (Zetterstedt, 1839)
from Toll (1962a)
Tubular silken case, 6-8 mm long, with a mouth angle of 20-25°. The case is roughened by sand particles, greyish yellow, with vague length lines. According to Hering (1957a) the young larva makes a mine, from where a youth case is cut; after which some small fleck mines are made. After that the larvae lives in the inflorescence, feeding on the developing fruits.
Larvae that make leaf mines in August (Hering, 1957a).
BE recorded (Phegea, 2010).
NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2010).
LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).
distribution within Europe
All Europe, except Greece and the Mediterranean Islands (Fauna Europaea, 2010).
Coleophora flavaginella Lienig & Zeller, 1846.
The case cannot reliably be distinguished from the one of C. saxicolella.
Baldizzone (1979a, 1988b, 2004a), Baldizzone, Tokár, Z & S Kovács (2004a), Biesenbaum & van der Wolf (1999a), Emmet, Langmaid, Bland ao (1996a), Hering (1957a), Kasy (1965a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Patzak (1974a), Pinzari, Pinzari & Zilli (2013a), Razowski (1990a), Schütze (1931a), Sønderup (1949a), Suire (1961a), Toll (1952a, 1962a), Wegner (2010a).