Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora squalorella

Coleophora squalorella Zeller, 1849

on Chenopodium

Coleophora squalorella: case

case (from Patzak, 1974a)

parasite

The larva feeds on the ripening fruits, living in a case that is completely covered with fragments of flowers and fruits.

host plants

Amaranthaceae, monophagous

Chenopodium.

phenology

The full-fed larva leaves its case, and spins itself an underground cocoon, in which it pupates in the following spring.

BENELUX

known from the Netherlands (Microlepidoptera.nl).

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

references

Baldizzone (1987b), Biesenbaum (2011a), Biesenbaum & van der Wolf (1999a), Kasy (1965a), Patzak (1974a), Pröse (1995a), Schütze (1931a).

Last modified 6.ix.2018