Coleophora pulchripennella Baldizzone, 2011

on Erica

Coleophora pulchripennella: case on Erica arborea

case (from Baldizzone & Landry)

case

Shining black bivalved sheath case of c. 9 mm long with a mouth angle of 20-25°, and a distinct ventral keel.

hostplants

Ericaceae, narrowly monophagous

Erica arborea.

distribution within Europe

Mediterranean region, from Spain to Greece

larva

illustrated and described by Baldizzone & Landry (2011a).

notes

vicariates with Coleophora pyrrhulipennella.

references

Baldizzone & Landry (2011a), Corley, Merckx, Cardoso, Dale, Marabuto, Maravalhas & Pires (2012a).

mod 5.iii.2018