Seq # 275020290

Coleophora cornutella Herrich-Schäffer, 1861 Species

Last modified: Sept. 22, 2023, 3:33 p.m.

A very local and rarely found species.


Family: Coleophoridae > Genus: Coleophora > Species: Coleophora cornutella
Vernacular names
Lichtbruine berkkokermot (NL)
Coleophora cornuta Heinemann & Wocke, 1876
First mention in Belgium
De Prins W. 1984. Coleophora cornuta Heinemann & Wocke, een nieuwe soort voor de Belgische fauna (Lepidoptera: Coleophoridae). — Phegea 12: 109–110. On page 109 (as cornuta). view page




Wingspan: 14–15 mm.
The forewings are lightly shining ochreous-yellow.
The antennae are alternately ringed blackish white till the tip.

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Caterpillars are making rather big mines some of them are used to enlarge their case. The case is bivalved and about 7–8 mm. The front end is very broad, the rear end strongly narrowed and strongly curved downwards. The mouth angle is 30°. They live mostly at the underside of a leaf.
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Larvae from September till May. They live mostly on younger trees, at most about 50 cm.

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Flight periods

The adults are on the wing mostly in June.

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Host plant (species):
Betula pubescens and Myrica gale
Host plant (genera):
Betula and Myrica

Betula pubescens, Myrica gale.

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