Coleophora argentula (Stephens, 1834)

yarrow case-bearer

on Achillea

Coleophora argentula: case

case (from Patzak, 1974a)

parasite

The larvae feed on the flowers and the developing fruitlets. The larva lives in a brown, trivalved, tubular silken case, that is covered by tiny fragments of the floral parts. The mouth angle is 0°-20°.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Achillea millefolium, odorata, ptarmica.

phenology

Larvae from begin September till in October; most of the full fed larvae leave the host plant for the winter diapause.

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distribution within Europe

All Europe except the Balkan Peninsula and the Mediterranean Islands (PESI, 2018).

references

Baldizzone (1979a), Baldizzone & Nel (1994a), Baldizzone, Tokár & Kovács (2004a), Biesenbaum & van der Wolf (1999a), Bland (1986a), Emmet, Langmaid, Bland ao (1996a), Huisman & Koster (2000a), Ivinskis & Savenkov (1991a), Kasy (1965a, 1983a), Klimesch (1958c), Leutsch (2011a), Nel (1992b,c), Patzak (1974a,b), De Prins (2010a), De Prins & Steeman (2011a, 2013a), De Prins, Steeman & Sierens (2016a), Robbins (1991), Wegner (2010a).

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