Coleophora afrosarda Baldizzone & Kaltenbach 1983

on Arthrocnemum, Halimione

parasite

Larva in a greyish tubular silken case, 4-5 mm long, trivalved, with faint longitudinal line, covered by fine sand grains. Mouth angle 0-25°. The larva probably feeds on the developing fruits.

hostplants

Amaranthaceae, oligophagous

Halimione portulacoides; Sarcocornia fruticosa.

distribution within Europe

Mediterranean.

references

Baldizzone (1982e, 1990b), Baldizzone & Kaltenbach (1983a), Baldizzone & Nel (1992b), Baldizzone & van der Wolf (2000a), Kaltenbach & Roesler (1985a).

mod 13.ii.2018