Coleophora dianthivora Walsingham, 1901

Lepidoptera, Coleophoridae

Coleophora dianthivora case

from Toll (1962a)

case

Greyish brown trivalved tubular silken case with a mouth angle of 30-35°. Mouth rather strongly flanged. Vague greyish length lines, surface “dusty”.

hostplants

Caryophyllaceae, monophagous

Dianthus.

phenology

Full grown larvae in May.

distribution within Europe

France, Spain, Italy (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

notes

The larvae mainly live on the leaf rosettes at the base of old flowering stems.

references

Hering (1957a), Suire (1961a), Toll (1962a).

11/08/2010

mod 28.vi.2017