Goniodoma limoniella (Stainton, 1884)

silver-streaked case-bearer

on Limonium

Goniodoma limoniella: traces on Limoniun vulgare

Limoniun vulgare, Belgium, prov. West Flanders, het Zwin © Stépane Claerebout: feeding traces

Goniodoma limoniella: case on Limoniun vulgare

seed case on an old inflorescence

Goniodoma limoniella: case on Limoniun vulgare

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parasite

The egg is deposited on a flower. The larva eats the seeds of the developing fruit,
then makes its first seed case from the emptied fruit. Next it eats the seeds of number of fruits more, from time to time replacing its case by a larger one. Once fully fed the larva bores itself for the hibernation in a stem, of the host plant of some other plant nearby. The opening is closed with silk and the attached vacated case may remain at the stem for a long time.

hostplants

Plumbaginaceae, monophagous

Limonium melitense, narbonense, vulgare.

phenology

Occupied cases from September till in November.

larva

described by Emmet ao.

synonyms

Coleophora limoniella.

references

Baldizzone (1983c, 1996a), Baldizzone & van der Wolf (2000a), Emmet, Langmaid, Bland ao (1996a), Gielis, Huisman, Kuchlein ao (1985a), Huertas Dionisio (2002a, 2007a), Sammut (2008a).

mod 4.xi.2017