Coleophora solidaginella Staudinger, 1859

Lepidoptera, Coleophoridae

Coleophora solidaginella case

from Toll (1962a)

case

Laterally compressed spatulate leaf case of c. 12 mm. Rear end hardly narrowed, squarely cut off, bivalved. Mouth angle 30°. The larva makes 2 or 3 cases, that are cut out of the leaf margin.Hering (1936b) describes that the larvae, once they have attached the case to a leaf, may entirely leave their case, and then sometimes make real galleries.

hostplants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Dittrichia viscosa; Solidago.

phenology

Larvae till May.

distribution within Europe

Spain, Portugal (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

synonyms

Coleophora conyzae xenia Hering, 1936.

references

Baldizzone (1986a), Baldizzone, van der Wolf & Landry (2006a), Hering (1936b, 1957a), Huertas Dionisio (2002a, 2007a), De Prins & Steeman (2013a), Toll (1962a).

11/09/2016

mod 28.vi.2017