Coleophora vibicella (Hübner, 1813)

large gold case-bearer

Coleophora vibicella case

from Toll (1952a)

Coleophora vibicella: case on Genista tinctoria

Genista tinctoria, France, dép. Ardennes, Givet, site du Fort Condé © Stéphane Claerebout

Coleophora vibicella: case on Genista tinctoria

detail showing the pallium

Coleophora vibicella: case on Genista tinctoria

dorsal view

Coleophora vibicella: case on Genista tinctoria

younger case

Coleophora vibicella: damage to Genista tinctoria

feeding pattern

case

Larva in a huge (19 mm) shining black tubular silken case; mouth angle 60°. The end of the case is strongly rolled in (remnant of the youth case) and bears a small pallium.

hostplants

Fabaceae, oligophagous

Genista sagittalis, tinctoria; Vicia.

phenology

The larvae are full grown around end June (Emmet ao, 1996a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2009).

LUX recorded (Fauna Europea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Europe south of the line Britain – Ukraine; not in Ireland, possibly missing in the Balkan Peninsula (Fauna Europea, 2009).

larva

Described by Suire (1961a) and Emmet ao (1996a).

synonyms

Coleophora brunneella Müller-Rutz, 1922.

notes

Species of xerothermic situations.

references

Baldizzone (1979a, 1991b, 2004a), Biesenbaum & van der Wolf (1999a), Buhr (1935a) Burmann (1992a), Emmet, Langmaid, Bland ao (1996a), Hering (1957a), Huber (1969a), Huemer (2012a), Kasy (1965a, 1985a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (199a), Kvičala (1938a), Nel (1992c), van Nieukerken, Gielis, Huisman, Koster, Kuchlein, van der Wolf & Wolschrijn (1993a), Patzak (1974a,b), Razowski (1990a), Robbins (1991a), Seven (2006a), Skala (1951a), Suire (1961a), Szőcs (1977a), Toll (1952a, 1962a).

02/04/2017

mod 12.ii.2018