Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora vibicella

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.

host plants

Fabaceae, oligophagous

Cytisus austriacus subsp. heuffelii; 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 Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Europe south of the line Britain – Ukraine; not in Ireland, possibly missing in the Balkan Peninsula (Fauna Europaea, 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, ao (1993a), Patzak (1974a,b), Razowski (1990a), Robbins (1991a), Seven (2006a), Skala (1951a), Suire (1961a), Szőcs (1977a), Toll (1952a, 1962a), Žikić, Ritt, Colacci, ao (2019a).

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