Seq # 275020230

Coleophora calycotomella Stainton, 1869 Species

Last modified: Sept. 22, 2023, 2:03 p.m.

A very rare species in Belgium.


Family: Coleophoridae > Genus: Coleophora > Species: Coleophora calycotomella
Vernacular names
Bezembremkokermot (NL), New broom case-bearer (EN), Besenginster-Sackmotte (DE)
First mention in Belgium
De Prins W. & Spronck R. 2004. Four new species for the Belgian fauna (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae, Coleophoridae and Tortricidae). — Phegea 32(2): 49–54. On page 51. view page




Wingspan: 11–15 mm.
This species has ochreous-brown forewings with a lot of lighter longitudinal streaks.
The antennae are white.

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature

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The larva lives in a slender composite leaf case that can reach a length of up to 18 mm. The older parts of the case are rather smooth and pale while the youngest frontal part consists of a brown and more hairy leaf fragment. The case shows a strong resemblance to the thorn-shaped stalks of its food plant. The mouth angle is about 30°.
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The larvae are full-grown between March and May

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Flight periods

The adult moths are on the wing in June and July.

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Host plant (genera):

Cytisus scoparius is the only foodplant in Belgium.

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