Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora luciennella

Coleophora luciennella Nel, 1992

on Atriplex

Coleophora luciennella: case

case (from Nel, 1992a)

parasite

Thr larva feeds on the developing fruits, living in a 4.5 mm long, trivalved case with a mouth angle of ± 0°. The case, fabricated from a fragment of an eaten-out fruitlet is velvety yellow-brown.

hostplants

Amaranthaceae, monophagous

Atriplex halimus.

phenology

Cases were found in October.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

references

Huemer (2009a), Nel (1992a);.

Last modified 17.ii.2018