Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora squamosella

Coleophora squamosella Stainton, 1856

surrey case-bearer

on Erigeron

parasite

Hidden by the pappus the larva feeds on the developing fruits. Larva in a black, tubular, trivalved, silken case with a mouth angle of 55°-70°.

hostplants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Erigeron acris.

phenology

Larvae from September till October; full grown larvae leave the host plant.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

synonyms

Coleophora erigerella Ford, 1935.

references

Baldizzone (2004a, 2007a), Baldizzone & Buvat (1983a), Emmet, Langmaid, Bland ao (1996a), Gould (2007a), Marek & Krampl (1990a), Nel (1992b), Pröse (1995a), Wegner (2010a, 2013a).

Last modified 6.ix.2018