Coleophora salinella Stainton, 1859
Halimione portulacoides, Texel, de Cocksdorp
Full grown larva in an almost smooth, greyish-brown, trivalved, tubular silken case of c. 6 mm and a mouth angle of 30-45°.
The larvae are active from September to October, when they are full-fed; they hibernate and pupate in June – July (Emmet ao, 1996a).
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).
Described by Emmet ao (1996a).
Only in salt marshes.
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.
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, Koster, van Nieukerken & Ulenberg (2004a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), De Prins (2008b), Schütze (1931a).