Seq # 275020215

Coleophora bornicensis Fuchs, 1886 Species

Last modified: April 5, 2022, 6:08 p.m.

In Belgium recorded for the first time in 2015 in LX. Hitherto a very rare and local species.


Family: Coleophoridae > Genus: Coleophora > Species: Coleophora bornicensis
Vernacular names
Bruine wormkruidkokermot (NL), Tansy case-bearer (EN)
First mention in Belgium
De Prins W. 2016. Catalogus van de Belgische Lepidoptera – Catalogue of the Lepidoptera of Belgium. — Entomobrochure 9: 1–279. On page 84.




The forewings of this species are brown with a few whitish lines. It resembles well Coleophora argentula and Coleophora tanaceti. The antennae are ringed alternately white and brown till the tip. Wingspan is about 12–15 mm.

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Specimens in nature

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The brownish case of this species can reach a length of about 5–6 mm and is covered with remnants of withered flowers.
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The larva lives on the flower heads of its hostplant and feeds on the ripening fruits. Cases are easiest found in September and October.

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Flight periods

The moths are on the wing in July and August.

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Host plant (species):
Tanacetum vulgare

This species is monophagous on Tanacetum vulgare.

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Mostly found in open fields and along roadsides.

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