Seq # 275020700

Coleophora peribenanderi Toll, 1943 Species

Last modified: April 22, 2020, 3:09 p.m.

An uncommon species in Belgium, mostly observed in the northern part.


Family: Coleophoridae > Genus: Coleophora > Species: Coleophora peribenanderi
Vernacular names
Distelkokermot (NL), Pale thistle case-bearer (EN)
Coleophora therinella sensu auct., nec Tengström, 1848
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 143 (as therinella). view page




The ochreous fore wings have distinct white lines. The costa line is extending till 5/8 of the wing.
The antennae are on the upper side alternating ringed till 2/3 or even 3/4.
Wing span is 13,5–17 mm.

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature

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The yellow-brown to light grey silken case has darker length lines. The case is large, up to 17 mm and very slender. The end is three-valved.
The mouth angle about 50°.
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There are many small fleck mines made.


The eggs are deposited at the underside of a leaf.
The larvae are feeding at the underside of the leaves.
Full-grown cases in September – October; after hibernation the larva usually does not feed anymore and pupates nearby at ground level.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year; during June and July. They come to light.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Cirsium arvense
Host plant (genera):
Arctium, Carduus, Carlina, Centaurea and Cirsium

In Belgium mostly on Cirsium,. and especially on Cirsium arvense.

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This species can be found nearly everywhere.

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