Coleophora amellivora Baldizzone, 1979
from Toll (1952a); upper case of a male, lower one of a female
Aster alpinus, from Baran & Rynarzewski (2008a)
Greyish brown, trivalved tubular leaf case with a mouth angle of 20-45°. The larva mines in the lower leaves. After the case has been tightened to the leaf, the larva, otherwise than in most other Coleophora‘s, leaves it case, and makes from this starting point a long corridor mines.
Asteraceae, narrowly (?) oligophagous
Larvae from September to May (Hering, 1957a). After hibernation the larvae did not feed any more (Klimesch, 1958c, Austria).
Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
distribution within Europe
From Fennoscandia to the Pyrenees, Italy, and Romania, and from France to Poland (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
Coleophora lineariella auct.; C. calcariella: Toll, 1962a; Patzak, 1974a.
Baldizzone (1979c, 2004a), Baldizzone, van der Wolf & Landry (2006a), Baran & Rynarzewski (2008a), Hartig (1939a), Hering (1957a), Kasy (1987a), Klimesch (1939a, 1949a, 1950c, 1958c), Maček (1999a), Marek & Krampl (1990a), Nel (1992c), Patzak (1974a), Pröse (1984a), Razowski (1990a), Suire (1961a), Šulcs & Šulcs (1989a), Szőcs (1977a), Thomann (1956a), Toll (1952a).