Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora nepetella

Coleophora nepetellaBaldizzone & Nel, 2014

Lepidoptera, Coleophoridae

case

The larve begins its life by eating out the ripe fruit of a flower of Nepeta nepetella. The emptied and dried calyce functions as its first case, in which it hibernates. After hibernation the larva switches to grasses, initially in its original case. Later a new case is made out of a mined grass leaf.

hostplants

Poaceae

“grass”.

distribution within Europe

France, Spain.

references

Baldizzone, Nel & Landry (2014a).

04/07/2016

Last modified 28.vi.2017