Coleophora obtectella Zeller, 1849

Lepidoptera, Coleophoridae

Coleophora obtectella case

from Toll (1962a)

case

The larva lives in a mined Satureja leaf, in fact a spatulate leaf case, of c. 8 mm. When the species lives on Thymus, with its much smaller leaves, it makes out of of 3-4 leaflets a composite leaf case. Rear end bivalved, mouth angle c. 45°.

hostplants

Lamiacae, oligophagous

Satureja cuneifolia, montana; Thymus serpyllum.

phenology

Larvae from autumn till June (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

From Austria to Spain, Sicily, and Crete, and from France to Bulgaria (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

synonyms

Coleophora trifisella Rebel, 1910.

references

Baldizzone (1978b, 1979a, 1983a, 1984a, 1990b, 2004a), Baldizzone & Buvat (1983a), Baldizzone & van der Wolf (2000a), Hering (1957a), Klimesch (1942a, 1950c), Nel (1992b), Toll (1962a).

16/12/2012

mod 28.vi.2017