Seq # 275020390

Coleophora gardesanella Toll, 1954 Species

Last modified: Dec. 16, 2023, 3:22 p.m.

New for Belgium in 1986 at Chantemelle (LX) and hitherto known only from that observation.


Family: Coleophoridae > Genus: Coleophora > Species: Coleophora gardesanella
Vernacular names
Oranjebruine bijvoetkokermot (NL), Small streaked case-bearer (EN)
First mention in Belgium
Coenen F. 1987. Coleophora gardesanella Toll, espèce nouvelle pour la faune belge (Lep. Coleophoridae). — Linneana belgica 11: 47–49. On page 47.




Wingspan: c 10 mm.
This species has ochreous till brown forewings with lighter longitudinal stripes.
The antennae are alternately ringed blackish ochreous till the tip.

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature

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A straw-coloured case with a mouth angle of 45–60°.
The case resembles that of Coleophora trochilella.
See also

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Cases from September and after overwintering till July.

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Flight periods

Probably the whole of July.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Achillea ptarmica, Achillea millefolium, Artemisia maritima and Artemisia vulgaris
Host plant (genera):
Centaurea, Tanacetum and Leucanthemum

Achillea millefolium and Tanacetum vulgare are mentioned the most.

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