Coleophora perplexella Toll, 1960

on grasses

Coleophora perplexella: case

case (from Baldizzone, 1916a)

case

almost straight tubular silken case, 8 mm long, tri-valved, with a mouth angle of 30°-45°. The oldest parts of the case are almost black, extension strips brown. The larva makes conspicuous white mines of 1.5 x 2-3 mm.

phenology

The larvae feed in the autumn, hibernate in their case, then continue feeding for some time in the spring. They pupate in their case.

hostplants

Poaceae, oligophagous

Anisantha sterilis; Hordeum murinum.

Probably not confined to these two species.

distribution within Europe

France (Tautel & Nel, 2009a); Iberia (Fauna Europaea, 2014).

larva

Coleophora perplexella: larva

larval sclerites (from Baldizzone, 2016a)

references

Baldizzone (2016a), Baldizzone, van der Wolf & Landry (2006a), Corley, Marabuto, Maravalhas ao (2008a), Nel (2010a), Tautel & Nel (2009a), Toll (1962a).

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