Coleophora rudella Toll, 1944

Coleophora rudella: case

case (from Nel, 1994b)

case

Until their third instars the larvae live freely in a flower, feeding on the developing seeds. Only then do they construct a case, out of a calyx.

hostplants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Anthyllis cytisoides.

phenology

Hibernation as young larva.

distribution within Europe

Southern France, Spain, Baleares, Sardinia, Italy, and Romania (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

larva

See Nel (1994b).

notes

The description of the case by Baldizzone ao (1981) was based on a misidentification and actually applied C. alacanta.

references

Baldizzone & Hartig (1978a), Baldizzone & Luquet (1981a), Baldizzone ao (1981a), Kaltenbach & Roesler (1985a), Nel (1992b, 1994b), Tabell (2012a).

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