Coleophora infolliculella Chrétien, 1915

on Hammada

parasite

The larva lives free, without a case, in the inflorescence. In preparation of its pupation it hollows a small cavity, lined with white silk, under the epidermis of the stem, the opening with a trivalved closure, like in a “normal” case.

hostplants

Amaranthaceae, monophagous

Hammada articulata.

phenology

Active larva in December, January.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

larva

Described by Chrétien.

references

Baldizzone (1979c), Chrétien (1915a).

mod 3.ix.2018