Coleophora atriplicis Meyrick, 1928

on halophilous Amaranthaceae

Coleophora atriplicis cases

from Toll (1952a)

Coleophara atriplicis: case on Saliornia europaea

Saliornia europaea, Belgium, prov. West Flanders, het Zwin © Stépane Claerebout

Coleophara atriplicis: feeding trace

feeding trace in old inflorescence/p>

case

Greyish brown, trivalved, tubular silken case of 6.5-7 mm with a mouth angle of c. 20°. The case has indistinct length lines and is peppered with dark, granular, material.

hostplants

Amaranthaceae, oligophagous

Atriplex littoralis; Halimione portulacoides; Salicornia; Suaeda.

phenology

The larva is full grown in October, and does not feed any more after the hibernation.

BENELUX

BE recorded (Phegea, 2010).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2010).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

From Fennoscandia and North Russia to France, Poland and Romania, and from Ireland to the Ukraine (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

larva

Described by Emmet (1996a).

notes

Generally the larvae live on the ripening fruits, but occasionally one is found on the leaves.

references

Baldizzone, Tokár, Z & S Kovács (2004a), Baldizzone & van der Wolf (2000a), Emmet, Langmaid, Bland ao (1996a), Gielis, Huisman, Kuchlein ao (1985a), Kozlov & Kullberg (2006a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Landry ao (2013a), Patzak (1974a), De Prins (1998a), Suire (1961a), Toll (1952a), Wegner (2010a).

mod 4.xi.2017