Seq # 275020970

Coleophora vacciniella Herrich-Schäffer, 1861 Species

Last modified: April 23, 2019, 12:44 p.m.

First observation in Belgium of this very rare species was in 1990 in LG.


Family: Coleophoridae > Genus: Coleophora > Species: Coleophora vacciniella
Vernacular names
Grote bosbeskokermot (NL)
First mention in Belgium
Wullaert S. 2013. Coleophora vacciniella (Lepidoptera: Coleophoridae), new to the Belgian fauna. — Phegea 41(2): 42–44. On page 42.




The case is brown with a maximum lenght between 8-15mm and and has a mouth angle of 40 to 55°, the rim of the mouth is not round but slightly wrinkled.


Young larvae are found from July onwards and are fully grown in autumn. They hibernate in the case and pupate shortly after the winter.

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Flight periods

They are on the wing from late April towards mid June.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Vaccinium myrtillus, Vaccinium uliginosum, Vaccinium vitis-idaea and Andromeda polifolia

The caterpillars feed on Ericaceae: Vaccinium vitis-idaea, Vaccinium myrtillus and Vaccinium uliginosum. Sometimes also on Andromeda polifolia, but this plant is very rare and local in Belgium.

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