Coleophora mayrella (Hübner, 1813)

meadow case-bearer

on Trifolium

parasite

The larva feeds on the ripening seeds in the pods, living in a reddish brown case that has been constructed from a dried floret. Difficult to find.

host plants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Trifolium repens.

phenology

Most larvae in the first half of August

larva

Coleophora larvae

Comparison of the dorsal sclerites in three species with a comparable biology: C. deauratella (a), C. paramayrella (b), and C. mayrella (c) (from Nel, 1993b).

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

synonyms

Coleophora spissicornis (Haworth, 1828).

references

Baldizzone (1979a, 1983c, 1984a, 2004a, 2008a), Baldizzone & Hartig (1978a), Baldizzone & Luquet (1981a), Baldizzone & scalercio (2018a), Baldizzone & van der Wolf (2000a), Biesenbaum & van der Wolf (1999a), Emmet, Langmaid & Bland ao (1996a), Frías, Henry, Alviña & Landry (1996a), Huemer (2012a), Huisman & Koster (2000a), Kasy (1965a), Klimesch (1942a), Michaelis (1983a), Nel (1992b,c, 1993b), Patzak (1974a,b), Pinzari, Pinzari & Zilli (2013a), Robbins (1991a), Stübner (2007a), Szőcz (1981a).

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