Coleophora solitariella Zeller, 1849

ochreous case-bearer

Coleophora solitariella case

Stellaria holostea, Loon op Zand

Coleophora solitariella

same case, dorsal view

Coleophora solitariella case

Stellaria holostea, België, BR, Rosières: case, ventral view. It can be seen nicely how the larve widens the case here by intercalation of strips of silk. © Jean-Yves Baugnée

case

Full grown larva in a slender greyish white three-valved tubular silken case of c. 8 mm; mouth angle about 45°. Often several cases together on a small number of plants.

hostplants

Caryophyllaceae, oligophagous

Arenaria serpyllifolia; Cerastium arvense, glomeratum; Myosoton aquaticum; Stellaria alsine, holostea, media, nemorum.

Stellaria holostea is the primary host plant. Associted by Hering (1957a) also with Silene.

phenology

Full grown cases in May (Emmet ao, 1996a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

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

LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

From Fennoscandia to the Pyrenees, Italy, and Romania, and from Britain to southern Russia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

Described by (Emmet, ao, 1996a).

references

Baldizzone, Tokár, Z & S Kovács (2004a), Baldizzone & van der Wolf (2000a), Beiger (1960a, 1970a), Biesenbaum & van der Wolf (1999a), Buhr (1937a), Hering (1957a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Kuchlein ao (1988a), Michalska (1972a, 1976a), Nowakowski (1954a), Patzak (1974a), De Prins (2010a), De Prins & Steeman (2011a), Razowski (1990a), Robbins (1991a), Schütze (1931a), Sønderup (1949a), Starý (1930a), Stolnicu (2007a), Surányi (1942a), Szőcs (1977a), Toll (1952a, 1962a).

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