Seq # 275020820

Coleophora solitariella Zeller, 1849 Species

Last modified: Nov. 10, 2019, 6:39 p.m.


A rare species in Belgium, although after 2004 found over the whole of Belgium.


Details

Classification
Family: Coleophoridae > Genus: Coleophora > Species: Coleophora solitariella
Vernacular names
Oranje muurkokermot (NL), Ochreous case-bearer (EN)
First mention in Belgium
Fologne E. 1860. Lépidoptères et chenilles observés en Belgique. — Annales de la Société entomologique belge 4: 108–112. On page 111. view page
Status

Native


Distribution


Imago

The forewings are ochreous orange. The hind wings dark grey. The antennae are mostly entirely ringed. Wingspan is about: 10,5–13 mm.

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Case

Full grown larvae live in a slender greyish white three-valved tubular silken case of 8 mm. The mouth angle is about 45°.
See also bladmineerders.be.


Mine

The larva, while feeding, creates little white fleck mines.

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Bionomics

Full grown cases in May. Often several cases together on a small number of plants.
Pupation in the case attached to a stem of the food plant, vegetation or tree trunks.
It has not been recorded at light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year, from late May till the end of July.


Observed on

Host plant (species):
Stellaria holostea
Host plant (genera):
Stellaria and Cerastium

In Belgium, the larva feeds preferably on Stellaria holostea.

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