Seq # 275020300

Coleophora currucipennella Zeller, 1839 Species

Last modified: March 3, 2023, 12:39 p.m.

A rather rare species in Belgium.


Family: Coleophoridae > Genus: Coleophora > Species: Coleophora currucipennella
Vernacular names
Okervlerkkokermot (NL), Scarce wood case-bearer (EN)
First mention in Belgium
De Fré Ch. 1858. Catalogue des Microlépidoptères de la Belgique. — Annales de la Société entomologique belge 2: 45–162. On page 142. view page




The forewings are whitish with ochreous-yellow veins. The wingspan is 13–17 mm. The antennae are alternately ringed brown white till the tip.

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Specimens in nature

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The full-grown larva lives in a black pistol case of 9 mm. The mouth angle of 80–90°. Characteristic is the presence of some ear-like flaps.
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At least after hibernation, the larvae do not mine any more, but rather cause skeleton feeding. The larvae are fully grown in early June. Pupation takes place on a twig or on the leaf.

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Flight periods

The moths are on the wing from the end of June until the beginning of August.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Carpinus betulus
Host plant (genera):
Quercus, Salix, Betula, Carpinus, Corylus, Fagus, Malus, Pyrus, Prunus and Sorbus

This species is very polyphagous on woody plants.

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