Coleophora autumnella (Duponchel, 1843)

Coleophora autumnella cases

two stages of the youth case, and finally the full grown case, after the hibernation; from Toll (1962a)

case

Tubular silken case, covered with grains of sand and detritus. The youth case is drawn out very long towards the rear, and weakly bent; its final size is 12-14 mm. In spring the very long and narrow rear end is discarded. The case that remains is almost straight, squat sausage-shaped, three-valved, 8.95 mm long, with a mouth angle of c. 45°.

hostplants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Aster alpinus, amellus.

phenology

Full grown larvae around May (Klimesch, 1939a).

distribution within Europe

Czechia, Slovakia, Austria, Romania, Spain (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

Described by Klimesch (1939a).

synonyms

Coleophora asterifoliella Klimesch, 1939.

references

Baldizzone (1979a), Burmann (1980a, 1992a), Hering (1957a), Kasy (1959b), Klimesch (1939a, 1958c), Toll (1962a).

mod 31.viii.2018