Coleophora acutiphaga Baldizzone 1982

on Juncus

parasite

The larva lives in a case consisting of an emptied fruit. Anteriorly the opening has been modified with silk, resulting in a mouth angle of 90°; at the rear end is a triangular opening. The larva eats the contents of a number of fruits. Before pupation the case is attached with silk to the stem, near the ground.

hostplants

Juncaceae, narrowly monophagous

Juncus acutus.

distribution within Europe

Mediterranean.

references

Baldizzone (1982b), Kaltenbach & Roesler (1985a).

mod 31.i.2018