Seq # 275020520

Coleophora limosipennella (Duponchel, 1843) Species

Last modified: Aug. 13, 2019, 2:43 p.m.


An uncommon species in Belgium found more frequently after 2004.


Details

Classification
Family: Coleophoridae > Genus: Coleophora > Species: Coleophora limosipennella
Vernacular names
Lichte iepkokermot (NL), Dark elm case-bearer (EN)
First mention in Belgium
Fologne E. 1859b. Supplément au catalogue des lépidoptères de Belgique. — Annales de la Société entomologique belge 3: 133–142. On page 136. view page
Status

Native


Distribution


Imago

The forewings are ochreous-yellow with a lighter costal longitudinal line. The antennae are white/brown ringed.
Wingspan is 10.5–14 mm.
The antennae are alternately ringed Brown white till the tip.

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Case

The full-grown larva lives in a brown case of 9–11.5 mm, the end is bivalved.
The mouth angle 0–20°.
Just behind the mouth, the case shows a conspicuous bend.
See also bladmineerders.be.


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Bionomics

Oviposition generally on a vein.
The larvae are fully developed in June–July.
The adults come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year, during June and July.


Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Ulmus

Monophagous on Ulmus.

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