Coleophora amethystinella Ragonot, 1885

coast green case-bearer

on Vicia

parasite

The young larvae eats the unripe seed in a pod, cuts it loose, next uses it as a temporary case to feed on new pods. Only in its last instar it spins, within its pod, a “real”, trivalved case.

host plants

Fabaceae, narrowly monophagous

Vicia tetrasperma.

phenology

The larva is full fed in end July.

distribution within Europe

Essentially mediterranean, but also in southern England (PESI, 2018).

synonyms

Coleophora fuscicornis autorum nec Zeller, 1847.

references

Baldizzone (1990b, 1995b), Emmet (1997a) Gibbs (2001a), Emmet, Langmaid & Bland ao (1996a), Emmet & Uffen (1975a), Nel (1993b), Stübner (2007a).

mod 28.x.2019