Coleophora asthenella Constant, 1893

Coleophora asthenella case

from Toll (1962a)

case

Composite leaf case of 5-6 mm, made of mined leaves arranged in a herringbone pattern. Difficult to find because of the strong resemblance with a withered grass spikelet.

hostplants

Tamaricaceae, monophagous

Tamarix africana.

phenology

Larva in May.

distribution within Europe

West Mediterranean.

references

Baldizzone (1978c), Baldizzone & Hartig (1978a), Hering (1957a), Kaltenbach & Roesler (1985a), Suire (1961a), Toll (1962a).

mod 1.ii.2018