Seq # 275020745

Coleophora ramosella Zeller, 1849 Species

Last modified: Jan. 9, 2023, 2:09 p.m.

A very rare species in Belgium, only discovered in 2016 and occurring only in NA.


Family: Coleophoridae > Genus: Coleophora > Species: Coleophora ramosella
Vernacular names
Drieklepasterkokermot (NL), Daisy case-bearer (EN)
First mention in Belgium
Wullaert S. 2017b. Resultaten van de Werkgroep Bladmineerders uit 2016 met meldingen van minerende en andere zeldzame Lepidoptera in België en met 5 nieuwe soorten voor de Belgische fauna (Coleophoridae, Tortricidae, Gelechiidae en Nepticulidae). — Phegea 45(3): 79–96. On page 85. view page




This species is ochreous coloured with many white stripes.
The wing span is 10–12 mm.

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


The caterpillar is greenish white with a lighter brownish head.

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The caterpillar makes a silken slender case, about 9 mm of lenght and which is light ochreous brown colored.
The mouth angle is 20°.
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The caterpillar forms little fleck mines, mostly more than one on a leave.

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The eggs are deposited at the underside of the leaves.
Caterpillars are appearing in the autumn making a little case and feeding at the lower parts of the hostplant. The caterpillars are overwintering half grown and start to feed again in springtime. The caterpillar makes mostly more fleck mines in one leave.
The larvae are full-fed in June.

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Flight periods

The adults are on the wing from the end of June till the beginning of August.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Aster amellus, Aster linosyris, Bellis perennis and Solidago virgaurea
Host plant (genera):

Aster linosyris is the most taken hostplant till now. Rarely also on: Aster ssp. Bellis perrenis or Solidago virgaurea*.

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In Belgium it occurs in limestone areas where the food plant growns.

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