Coleophora lineolea (Haworth, 1828)

woundwort case-bearer

Coleophora lineolea: young case

Stachys germanica, Belgium, prov. Namur, Gembloux, Hortus Botanicus: young case © Jean-Yves Baugnée

Coleophora lineolea:  mines on Stachys germanica

mines

Coleophora lineolea larva in case

Stachys sylvatica, België, East Flanders, Maldegem © Guido De Prins.


Coleophora lineolea case

Stachys sylvatica, Duin- en Kruidberg


Coleophora lineolea case

from Toll (1952a)

case

Immediately after emergence the larva makes a full depth, quickly widening, corridor, with frass as small grains in a broad central band. Finally results a blotch of 2 x 5 mm, from which the youth case is cut (Buhr, 1964a). The fully developed case is a hairy, greyish brown to silver grey lobe case case of about 1 cm long, with a clearly laterally compressed end; the mouth angle is about 90°. The case is difficult to separate from the one of C. ochripennella.

hostplants

Lamiaceae, oligophagous

Ballota nigra; Lamium; Marrubium vulgare; Phlomis; Stachys alopecuros, byzantina, germanica, officinalis, recta, sylvatica.

phenology

Larvae are full grown end May – end July (Emmet ao, 1996a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2009).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Probably all of Europe, but not yet found in Ireland (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

references

Ahr (1966a), Baldizzone (1979a, 1983c, 2004a), Baldizzone, Tokár, Z & S Kovács (2004a), Beiger (1958a, 1960a, 1965a), Biesenbaum & van der Wolf (1999a), Buhr (1935a, 1937a, 1964a), Emmet Langmaid, Bland ao (1996a), Hering (1926b, 1957a), Huber (1969a), Huisman & Koster (1998a, 1999a, 2000a), Huisman, Koster, Muus & van Nieukerken (2013a), Klimesch (1942c, 1950c), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Maček (1999a), Michaelis (1983a), Nel (1992b,c), van Nieukerken, Gielis, Huisman ao (1993a), Patzak (1974a), De Prins, Steeman & Sierens (2015a), Razowski (1990a), Robbins (1991a), Sønderup (1949a), Stolnicu (2008a), Suire (1961a), Szőcs (1977a, 1981a), Toll (1952a, 1962a), Zimmermann & Skala (1946a).

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