Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora onopordiella

Coleophora onopordiella Zeller, 1849

Lepidoptera, Coleophoridae

Coleophora onopordiella case

from Toll (1962a)

case

Laterally compressed, bivalved, composite leaf case. The case is made up out of a relatively large number of some 15 leaf fragments, that extend saw-like dorsally and ventrally. Mouth angle about 30°.

hostplants

Strongly polyphagous

Arctium; Berteroa; Bromus; Erysimum; Marrubium vulgare; Onopordum; Salvia; Secale; Stachys officinalis; Xeranthemum.

References to Stachys probably concern C. wockeella; the cases are quite similar (Nel & Buvat, 1992a).

distribution within Europe

France, Italy, and from Poland to Greece and Thrace (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

synonyms

Hering (1957a: 110) writes onopordinis, but this is a simple writing error, as is evident from the index.

references

Baldizzone (1983c), Baran (200a), Hering (1957a), Nel (1992b), Nel & Buvat (1992a), Razowski (1990a), Szőcs (1977a), Toll (1962a).

27/02/2011

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