Seq # 275021010

Coleophora violacea (Ström, 1783) Species

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

An uncommon species in Belgium.


Family: Coleophoridae > Genus: Coleophora > Species: Coleophora violacea
Vernacular names
Witsprietkokermot (NL)
Coleophora paripennella sensu auct., nec Zeller, 1839
First mention in Belgium
De Fré Ch. 1858. Catalogue des Microlépidoptères de la Belgique. — Annales de la Société entomologique belge 2: 45–162. On page 141.




Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year; from late May towards early July. It is active in the early evening and later comes to light.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Corylus avellana
Host plant (genera):
Malus, Prunus, Rosa, Rubus, Betula, Ulmus, Alnus and Tilia

The larva feeds from a brownish lobe case mainly on Rosaceae and on woody plants including Alnus, Castanea, Potentilla, Rubus, Symphoricarpus, Tilia, Viburnum etc... It hibernates.

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