Coleophora punica Baldizzone, 1985

on Atriplex, Chenopodium

Coleophora punica: case

case (from Baldizzone, 1985a)

parasite

The larva feeds on the developing seeds, living in a light brown, 2-3 mm long trivalved silken case with a mouth angle of almost 30°. Mixed with the silk are numerous small grains of sand.

hostplants

Amaranthaceae, oligophagous

Atriplex; Chenopodium.

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

references

Baldizzone (1985a).

mod 5.ix.2018