Coleophora gryphipennella

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Coleophora gryphipennella
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Scientific classification
C. gryphipennella
Binomial name
Coleophora gryphipennella
(Hübner, 1796)
  • Tinea gryphipennella Hübner, 1796

Coleophora gryphipennella is a moth of the family Coleophoridae. It is found in most of Europe, from Fennoscandia to the Iberian Peninsula and Italy and from Ireland to the Black Sea.

The wingspan is 11–13 mm. Head whitish-ochreous or greyish-ochreous. Antennae white, ringed with dark fuscous, basal joint whitish-ochreous. Forewings greyish ochreous, in female more ochreous. Hindwings rather dark grey.[1] The moth flies from June to July depending on the location.

The larvae feed on rose species, including Rosa acicularis, Rosa arkansana, Rosa canina, Rosa glauca, Rosa pendulina, Rosa pimpinellifolia, Rosa rubiginosa, Rosa seraphini, Rosa soulieana and Rosa tomentosa. It has also been recorded on wild strawberry, Fragaria vesca.[2]

The larvae hatch around the end of August, making three cases during their lifetime. The final case, which is occupied after hibernation, is a laterally flattened tubular leaf case. with a mouth angle of about 60°.[3]



  1. ^ Meyrick, E., 1895 A Handbook of British Lepidoptera MacMillan, London pdf This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain. Keys and description
  2. ^ van Roosmalen, John A.M.; Doorenweerd, Camiel (11 June 2015). "Coleophora gryphipennella (Hübner, 1796) (Lepidoptera, Coleophoridae) on Fragaria vesca L. (Rosaceae), a novel host, in the coastal dunes of The Netherlands". Nota Lepidopterologica. 38 (2): 147–155. doi:10.3897/nl.38.6289. ISSN 2367-5365. Retrieved 4 December 2016.
  3. ^ Ellis, W N. "Coleophora gryphipennella (Hübner, 1796) rose case-bearer". Plant Parsites of Europe. Retrieved 12 September 2019.

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