Coleophora spumosella Staudinger, 1859

Coleophora spumosella case

Dorycnium pentaphyllum, Spain, Almeria, El Marchal de Enix; © Pete & Ginny Clarke

Coleophora spumosella case

same case, now with the pallium shifted aside, showing the silken case

Coleophora spumosella case

from Toll (1962a)

case

Black pistol case with a large transparent-white pallium that leaves a small part of the case uncovered. Mouth angle about 45°.

hostplants

Fabaceae, oligophagous

Astragalus; Dorycnium pentaphyllum; Lotus creticus; Medicago; Ononis.

phenology

Larvae from autumn till the following April.

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Disjunct distribution: at the one hand France, Switzerland, Spain, Italy and Croatia, at the other hand southern Russia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

Described by Suire (19861a)

notes

The case in the pictures above was initially considered C. vicinella, but later was identified by Jukka Tabell as spumosella; “the case of spumosella is darker”.

references

Baldizzone (1979a), Chrétien (1900a), Hering (1936b, 1957a), Huertas Dionisio (2002a, 2007a), Nel (1992b,c), Suire (1961a), Toll (1962a).

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