Seq # 275020930

Coleophora trifariella Zeller, 1849 Species

Last modified: Sept. 5, 2023, 8:12 p.m.

A very rare species in Belgium, mainly in the southern part of the country.


Family: Coleophoridae > Genus: Coleophora > Species: Coleophora trifariella
Vernacular names
Bremkokermot (NL)
Coleophora tiliella Zeller, 1849 and Coleophora bernoulliella sensu auct., nec (Goeze, 1783)
First mention in Belgium
Van Daele E. & Pelerents C. 1967. Contribution à l'étude des Coleophoridae (Eupistidae) de la région horticole gantoise. — Mededelingen Rijksfaculteit Landbouwwetenschappen Gent 32(3-4): 572–583. On page 574.




The fore wings are yellow till ochreous yellow especially to the tip of the wings. There are 3 distinct white lines in every fore wing. At the base of the antennae there is a white dot of hear clearly visible.
Wing span is 12–14 mm.

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature

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The case is a lob case composed of leaf fragments. It is 7–8 mm and the mouth angle is 45°.
After overwintering the case has lost a part of the leaf fragments.
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The larvae are making very little fleck mines.

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The larvae live until June. To overwinter, the larvae look for hiding places like in a fork of stalk at the base of the bush.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in June and July.

Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Coronilla, Genista, Laburnum and Spartium

The larva lives on:Chamaecytisus, Coronilla, Cytisus, Genista, Laburnum, Lembotropis and Spartium.

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