Coleophora striatipennella Nylander, 1848

hedge case-bearer

on Cerastium, Myosoton, Stellaria

Coleophora striatipennella: case

case (from Patzak, 1974a)

Coleophora striatipennella: case on Stellaria graminea

Stellaria graminea, Belgium, prov. Limbourg, Hasselt, Kermt, 14.vii.2019 © Carina Van Steenwinkel

Coleophora striatipennella: feeding trace

emptied fruit with the typical Coleophora opening, characterised by the seam of silk remains along the rim.

Coleophora striatipennella: feeding trace

another example

Coleophora striatipennella: case on Stellaria graminea

Stellaria graminea, Belgium, prov. Limbourg, Gerhoeven, de Rammelaars, 18.vii.2019 © Carina Van Steenwinkel

Coleophora striatipennella: case on Stellaria graminea

another specimen

Coleophora striatipennella: case on Stellaria graminea

and another

parasite

Larva in a greyish ochraceous, 6 mm long, trivalved tubular silken case with a mouth angle of 30°. The larva feeds on the seeds in the capsules.

host plants

Caryophyllaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Cerastium arvense, fontanum & subsp. vulgare, media; Myosoton aquaticum; Stellaria graminea.

Fazekas & Schreurs additionally mention Moehringia.

phenology

Larvae from July till mid-September. The larva hibernates in the case that is spun onto the neighbouring vegetation.

BENELUX

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distribution within Europe

Most of Europe, not in the Balkan Peninsula and the Mediterranean Islands (PESI, 2018).

synonyms

Coleophora apicella Stainton, 1859; C. lineolea: Suire (1961a).

references

Biesenbaum (2001b), Biesenbaum & van der Wolf (1999a), Buhr (1935a), Emmet, Langmaid, Bland ao (1996a), Fazekas & Schreurs (2010a), Heckford (1986a), Huemer & Wiesner (1997a), Kasy (1965a), Kozlov & Kullberg (2006a), Leutsch (2011a), Michaelis (1983a), Patzak (1974a), Robbins (1991a), Schütze (1931a).

mod 19.vii.2019