Coleophora onobrychiella Zeller, 1849

Coleophora onobrychiella case case

from Toll (1962a)

case

Straw-coloured lobe case of 8-10 mm, with ventrally long lobes, and a mouth angle of 55-60°. The shape of the case is exceptionally variable (Baldizzone, 1987b; Suire, 1961a). Although it is not visible in the illustration above, the mouth opening is shifted to the side of the case, causing the case to lie on its side on the leaf. Other species showing this condition are C. acrisella, congeriella, medelichensis and sisteronica.

hostplants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Astragalus arenarius, hamosus, onobrychis, vesicarius; Genista tincoria; Hippocrepis comosa; Onobrychis saxatilis, supina, viciifolia.

Astragalus is the main hostplant; only Razowski (1990a) mentions Hippocrepis, and only Suire (1961a) cites Genista. Several authors write explicitely that the species does not live onOnobrychis!

phenology

Larvae from autumn till following June.

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

From Sweden to the Pyrenees, Italy, and Greece, and from France to Romania (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

Described by Chrétien (1927a) and Suire (1961a).

synonyms

Coleophora arenariella Zeller, 1865. The case illustrated by Toll (1962a: 232) as C. onobrychiella does not belong to that species.

references

Baldizzone (1979a, 1987b), Baldizzone, Tokár, Z & S Kovács (2004a), Burmann (1992a), Chrétien (1927a), Fazekas & Schreurs (2010a), Hering (1957a, 1963a), Huemer (2012a), Ivinskis & Savenkov (1991a), Kasy (1965a, 1983a), Klimesch (1958c), Nel (1992c), Patzak (1974a), Razowski (1990a), Suire (1961a), Szőcs (1977a, 1981a), Toll (1962a).

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