Seq # 275020480

Coleophora juncicolella Stainton, 1851 Species

Last modified: Feb. 21, 2022, 4:17 p.m.

A very rare species in Belgium.


Family: Coleophoridae > Genus: Coleophora > Species: Coleophora juncicolella
Vernacular names
Heidelootjeskokermot (NL), Least case-bearer (EN), Zwerg-Miniersackträger (DE)
First mention in Belgium
Fologne E. 1860. Lépidoptères et chenilles observés en Belgique. — Annales de la Société entomologique belge 4: 108–112. On page 110. view page




A very small species with brown-grey narrow forewings.
Wingspan is 6–8 mm.
The antennae are alternately ringed brown white till the tip.

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature

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This species makes a very small light brown case of about 4 mm.
The mouth angle is 40°.
The case is composed of 8–10 small leaf fragments, placed in a herringbone manner (see foto).
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Caterpillars live from the autumn till May. Fully grown larvae are to be found from March till May.
The adult is day-active and rather hard to find due to its small size.

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Flight periods

The adults are on the wing in June and July.

Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Calluna and Erica

Mostly on Calluna vulgaris.

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Large areas with Calluna.

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