Coleophora salinella Stainton, 1859

sea-purslane case-bearer

Coleophora salinella case

Halimione portulacoides, Texel, de Cocksdorp

mine

Full grown larva in an almost smooth, greyish-brown, trivalved, tubular silken case of c. 6 mm and a mouth angle of 30-45°.

hostplants

Amaranthaceae, oligophagous

Atriplex littoralis, patula, prostrata; Halimione portulacoides.

phenology

The larvae are active from September to October, when they are full-fed; they hibernate and pupate in June – July (Emmet ao, 1996a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (De Prins, 2008b).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2009).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

From Britain and the Ukraine to the Iberian Peninsula, Sicily, and Cyprus (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

Described by Emmet ao (1996a).

notes

Only in saltmarshes.

It is astonishing that the species is not mentioned in many of the more important publications on Coleophoridae (Toll, 1952a; Hering, 1957a; Suire, 1961a; Toll, 1962a; Patzak, 1974a; Razowski, 1990). It cannot but imply that salinella in the past has been confused with other species.

references

Baldizzone (1996a), Baldizzone, Bella & Russo (1999a), Baldizzone & Nel (1994b), Baldizzone & van der Wolf (2000a), Baldizone, van der Wolf & Landry (2006a), Emmet, Langmaid, Bland ao (1996a), Huisman ao (2004a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), De Prins (2008b), Schütze (1931a).

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