Coleophora ditella Zeller, 1849

Coleophora ditella case

from Toll (1962a)

case

Tubular, two-valved, black sheath case, somewhat narrowed behind the mouth. Ventrally a deep keel. Rear end narrowed, flattened. Length up to 10 mm. Mouth angle about 20°.

hostplants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Achillea millefolium; Artemisia alba, campestris, maritima, vulgaris; Galatella linosyris; Helichrysum; Tanacetum cinerariifolium.

Baldizzone (2004a) cites only Artemisia species as hostplant.

phenology

Larvae from September till June (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

BE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

From Germany to the Iberian Peninsula, Italy and Bulgaria (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

Described by Suire (1961a).

synonyms

C. roessleri Heinemann & Wocke, 1877.

notes

See also Coleophora pseudoditella, with which this species has been confused for some time.

references

Baldizzone (1985d, 1987b, 2004a), Baldizzone & Luquet (1981a), Baldizzone & Nel (1993c), Baldizzone, Nel & Sutter (1992a), Baldizzone & van der Wolf (2000a), Biesenbaum (2001b, 2011a), Biesenbaum & van der Wolf (1999a), Hartig (1939a), Hering (1930b, 1957a, 1967a), Kasy (1965a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Nel (1992b,c), Razowski (1990a), Sønderup (1949a), Suire (1961a), Szőcs (1977a), Toll (1952a, 1962a).

18/10/2014

mod 23.xi.2017