Coleophora helianthemella Millière, 1870

on Cistaceae

Coleophora helianthemella case

from Toll (1962a)

Coleophora helianthemella: case

Fumana spec., Malta © Michael Zerafa

case

brown composite leaf case, components difficult to distinguish. Case 10-13 mm; mouth angle 30-35°. Degree of hairyness dependent on the hostplant.

hostplants

Cistaceae, oligophagous

Cistus; Fumana arabica, procumbens, thymifolia; Helianthemum; Tuberaria.

distribution within Europe

France, Iberian Peninsula, Malta, Sardinia, Italy, Greece, Cyprus (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

references

Baldizzone (1982c, 1983c, 1996a), Baldizzone & Hartig (1978a), Chrétien (1926b), Hering (1957a), Kaltenbach & Roesler (1985a), Nel (1992b,c), Toll (1962a), Zerafa (2015a).

mod 9.ii.2018