Coleophora hyssopi Toll, 1961

Lepidoptera, Coleophoridae

Coleophora hyssopi case

from Glaser (1967a)

Coleophora hyssopi case

from Toll (1962a), as C. melissella

case

Illustrated only, not described.

hostplants

Lamiaceae, monophagous

Hyssopus officinalis.

phenology

Cases were found in early June.

distribution within Europe

Southern France, Spain.

synonyms

Coleophora melissella Toll, 1961.

notes

“At the slightest touch the larvae drop themselves with their case to the ground” (Glaser, 1967a); for Coleophora‘s a very unusual behaviour.

references

Baldizzone (1985d), Baldizzone, van der Wolf & Landry (2006a), Glaser (1967a).

17/12/2012

mod 28.vi.2017