Coleophora neli Baldizzone, 2000

Lepidoptera, Coleophoridae

case

Off white, trivalved tubular silken case, 8 mm long, with a mouth angle of 35°. The case is strongly similar to the one of C. nubivagella, in particular by having a number of darker length lines, that are covered by minute sand particles.

hostplants

Caryophyllaceae, monophagous

Arenaria grandiflora.

phenology

Larvae were collected in late June.

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2012)

distribution within Europe

Italian and French Alps, 2500-2800 m.

larva

Described by Baldizzone (2000a).

references

Baldizzone (2000a), Huemer (2009a).

03/04/2017

mod 18.vii.2017