Coleophora crepidinella Zeller, 1947
Beta maritima, Spain; from Glaser (1980a)
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.
Beta vulgaris & subsp. maritima.
At flowering time the larvae live on the ground leaves; later they feed on the fruits.
Full grown larvae in the first half of July.
distribution within Europe
Iberian Peninsula, Mallorca, Sardinia, Sicily, Greece (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
Coleophora betae Falkovitsh, 1978.
Baldizzone (1979a, 1985d, 1990b), Baldizzone, Bella & Russo (1999a), Baldizzone & Hartig (1978a), Baldizzone, van der Wolf & Landry (2006a), Glaser (1980a), Sammut (2008a), Toll (1962a).