Seq # 275020640

Coleophora ochripennella Zeller, 1849 Species

Last modified: Nov. 11, 2022, 12:29 p.m.

A very rare and local species in Belgium.


Family: Coleophoridae > Genus: Coleophora > Species: Coleophora ochripennella
Vernacular names
Geelbruine kokermot (NL)
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 144. view page




The forewings are yellow brown with a paler costal line.
The antennae are alternately ringed white and dark brown-black till nearly the tip.
Wingspan is 11–13 mm.

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature

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The caterpillar makes a lobe case which is slender and hairy, and 8–10 mm long. The colour is dark brown.
The mouth angle is 80–90°.
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The caterpillars make clearly visible mines on the leaves of the food plant.

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Larvae from October till May. They are fully grown in May.

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Flight periods

The adults are on the wing from the end of May till the whole of July.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Ballota nigra
Host plant (genera):
Lamium, Glechoma and Stachys

The most important host plants are Lamium or Ballota.

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