Coleophora artemisicolella Bruand d’Uzelle, 1855

mugwort case-bearer

Coleophora artemisicolella case

Artemisia vulgaris, Belgium, Ekeren near Antwerp © Guido De Prins

Coleophora artemisicolella case

from Toll (1962a)

case

Larva in a floret that has been eaten out, and strengthened with silk. Usually the larve live in the inflorescence and feed upon the developing fruits, but sometimes one strays to the leaves.

hostplants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Artemisia caerulescens subsp. gallica, campestris, vulgaris.

phenology

The larvae are fully fed in September (Emmet ao, 1996a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2009).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

From Fennoscandia tot the Pyrenees, Italy, and Bulgaria, and from Britain to Central and South Russia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

Described by Suire (1961a).

references

Baldizzone (1990d), Biesenbaum (2001b), Biesenbaum & van der Wolf (1999a), Emmet ao (1996a), Fazekas & Schreurs (2010a), Ivinskis & Savenkov (1991a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Klimesch (1958c), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Leutsch (2011a), Michaelis (1983a), Nel (1992b), Patzak (1974a), Razowski (1990a), Robbins (1991a), Suire (1961a), Toll (1952a, 1962a), Wullaert (2015a).