Seq # 275020470

Coleophora inulae Heinemann & Wocke, 1877 Species

Last modified: Dec. 16, 2023, 4:16 p.m.

At present a presumably extinct species that only was found before 1980 and exclusively in BR.


Family: Coleophoridae > Genus: Coleophora > Species: Coleophora inulae
Vernacular names
Alantkokermot (NL), Fleabane case-bearer (EN)
First mention in Belgium
De Crombrugghe G. 1898. Note sur quelques Lépidoptères nouveaux pour la faune belge. — Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 42: 34–38. On page 36. view page




Wingspan: 13–16 mm.
This species is ochreous brown with the paler coloured veins.
The antennae are fully white.

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Specimens in nature

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The pronotum is brownish black.

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The full-grown larvae live in a yellow-grey and tri-valved tubular silken case of 15 mm long.
The mouth angle is 0°–10°.
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The larval development takes two years. The caterpillars are full-grown either in the autumn of the second year or in spring of the third year. The caterpillars are mining at the underside of the leaves.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in June and July.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Inula conyza, Eupatorium cannabinum, Inula salicina and Pulicaria dysenterica

The larvae are found on: Eupatorium cannabinum, Inula conyzae, Inula salicina or Pulicaria dysenterica.

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