Coleophora coronillae Zeller, 1849
on Securigera (etc.?)
Securigera varia, Belgium, prov. Limbourg, Dilsen-Stokkem, Negenoord-Kerkeweerd © Steve Wullaert
feeding trace on a pod
Dull, two-valved tubular silken case; mouth angle about 45°.
Fabaceae, monophagous ?
BE see pictures above.
NE recorded (Kuchlein, 2012a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2009).
LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
distribution within Europe
From Germany to Italy and Bulgaria, and from Lithuania to the Iberian Peninsula; also southern Russia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
In the literature before the publication by Patzak (1974a) mostly it is stated incorrectly that the larva would live in a lobe case. In any case the illustrations and descriptions by Hering (1957a), Toll (1962a) and Razowski (1990a) do not relate to coronillae; it is conceivable that they actually refer to C. oriolella. Faunistical and biological information about coronillae should be treated cautionary therefore. In particular, it remains to be seen of the species lives on other host plants than Securigera.
Baldizzone (2004a) describes the case as lightly coloured; the larva should live on the pods.
Baldizzone (1979a, 2004a), Biesenbaum & van der Wolf (1999a), Chrétien (1927a), Hering (1957a), Kuchlein (2012a), Maček (1999a), Patzak (1974), Razowski (1990a), Suire (1961a), Szőcs (1977a, 1981a), Toll (1952a, 1962a).