Coleophora otidipennella (Hübner, 1817)

wood-rush case-bearer

on Luzula

Coleophora otidipennella: case on Luzula campestris

Luzula campestris, Belgium, prov. Limbourg, Kinrooi, Groot Broek © Carina Van Steenwinkel

case

The final case is a tubular silken case, 5.5-6 mm lang, trivalved, with a mouth angle of 10°-15°; the colour is light brown, with some darker granules, dorsally, near the mouth opening.

hostplants

Juncaceae, monophagous

Luzula campestris, multiflora, pilosa.

phenology

Cases in June-July on the host plant. The full fed larva then leaves the plant for the winter diapause and, ultimately the pupation.

distribution within Europe

Entire Europe (PESI, 2018).

synonyms

Coleophora murinipennella Duponchel, 1844.

references

Baldizzone (1979a,b, 1984a, 1991b, 2004a), Biesenbaum & van der Wolf (1999a), Corley, Marabuto, Maravalhas ao (2008a), Emmet, Langmaid, Bland ao (1996a), Huisman, Koster, van Nieukerken & Ulenberg (2003a), Leutsch (2011a), Michaelis (1983a), Patzak (1974a), Robbins (1991a), Schütze (1931a), Wood (1892a).

mod 30.iv.2018