Coleophora crepidinella Zeller, 1947

Lepidoptera, Coleophoridae

Coleophora crepidinella case

Beta maritima, Spain; from Glaser (1980a)

case

Cylindrical, 6-7 mm long, tubular silken case with a mouth angle of 75-80°. The rim of the mouth is dark brown, more to the rear the colour fades to light brown.

hostplants

Amaranthaceae, monophagous

Beta vulgaris & subsp. maritima.

At flowering time the larvae live on the ground leaves; later they feed on the fruits.

phenology

Full grown larvae in the first half of July.

distribution within Europe

Iberian Peninsula, Mallorca, Sardinia, Sicily, Greece (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

synonyms

Coleophora betae Falkovitsh, 1978.

references

Baldizzone (1979a, 1985d, 1990b), Baldizzone, Bella & Russo (1999a), Baldizzone & Hartig (1978a), Baldizzone, van der Wolf & Landry (2006a), Glaser (1980a), Sammut (2008a), Toll (1962a).

mod 25.ii.2018