Coleophora rectilineella Fischer von Röslerstam, 1843

Lepidoptera, Coleophoridae

Coleophora rectilineella case

from Toll (1962a)


youth case

part of a Primula leaf with a youth mine, out of which the youth case has been cut; from Klimesch (1939c)

case

Youth case squat cigar-shaped, hairy. The adult case is bivalved, black, made of silk (“sheath case”). Behind the mouth some five transverse ridges. The case is thickest around the middle, clearly tapering towards the rear end. Length 13-15 mm; mouth angle c. 50°.

hostplants

polyphagous on herbs

Alchemilla alpina; Anemone; Anthyllis vulneraria subsp. alpestris; Aster amellus; Centaurea jacea; Cerastium; Globularia cordifolia; Leucanthemopsis alpina; Leucanthemum; Primula elatior, farinosa; Ranunculus acris; Salix reticulata.

Primula seems the preferred hostplant.

phenology

Larvae from August till May.

BENELUX

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

distribution within Europe

From France and Italy to Romania (Fauna Europaea, 2009); markedly alpine species.

larva

Described by Klimesch (1939c – very extensively) and Suire (1961a).

references

Baldizzone (1979a, 2004a, 2008a), Baldizzone, Tokár, Z & S Kovács (2004a), Baldizzone & van der Wolf (2000a), Hering (1957a), Huber (1969a), Klimesch (1939c, 1951b), Nel (1992c), Suire (1961a), Toll (1952a, 1962a).

23/12/2011

mod 28.vi.2017