Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora antennariella

Coleophora antennariella Herrich-Schäffer, 1861

oxford case-bearer

on Luzula

parasite

The larva feeds on the seeds, living in a seed case: a light ochraceous silken case, almost entirely enclosed in the remnants of a flower, the mouth orifice in the base of the flower.

hostplants

Juncaceae, narrowly monophagous

Luzula pilosa.

phenology

The full-fed larvae leave the host plant and hibernate on tree trunks.

BENELUX

Extinct.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

references

Baldizzone, Tokár & Kovács (2004a), Baldizzone & van der Wolf (2000a), Emmet, Langmaid, Bland ao (1996a), Ivinskis & Savenkov (1991a), Patzak (1974a), Schütze (1931a), Seliger (2012a).

Last modified 26.ii.2018