Coleophora arenicola Toll, 1952

Coleophora arenicola: case on Hedysarum coronarium

Hedysarum coronarium, Malta © Michael Zerafa

case

9 mm long, brown, lightly curved tubular silken case. The case is trivalved, the mouth angle ± 50°. Anteriorly two dorsal keels.

hostplants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Hedysarum coronarium.

distribution within Europe

Malta (Zerafa).

notes

the fully grown larva is a seed-feeder, but it cannot be excluded that the first stage larva, as yet undescribed, is a leafminer.

references

Zerafa (2015a).

mod 8.ii.2018