Seq # 275020870

Coleophora supinella Ortner, 1949 Species

Last modified: Jan. 9, 2023, 6:20 p.m.

First discovered in Belgium in 1981 at Resteigne (LX). A very rare and local species, probably extinct in Belgium


Family: Coleophoridae > Genus: Coleophora > Species: Coleophora supinella
Vernacular names
Liggende bremkokermot (NL), Östlicher Geißklee-Miniersackträger (DE)
First mention in Belgium
Coenen F. 1996. Coleophora tanaceti Mühlig, 1865 et Coleophora supinella Ortner, 1949, espèces nouvelles pour la faune belge (Lepidoptera: Coleophoridae). — Phegea 24(2): 89–90. On page 90. view page




The forewings are intense yellow with white stripes.
The antennae are alternately ringed black and white.
Wingspan is 12,5–15,5 mm.
It is very easy to confuse this species with C. vulnerariae.

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Specimens in nature

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The youth case can be till 12 mm long and is made from a dried flower.The caterpillar makes a trivalved case.The final case is 6,5 mm and greyish brown.
The mouth angle is 30°. At first the case is withish woolly hairy but that is disappearing during wintertime.
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The larvae are sitting on the seed capsules eating the seeds. There are clearly eater holes to see in the seed capsules. The larvae live from May till the end of August. Later on they hide in the lower vegetation to hibernate.

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Flight periods

They are on the wing mostly in July.

Observed on

Host plant (genera):

Cytisus supinus, austriacus.

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