Coleophora tamesis Waters, 1929

jointed-rush case-bearer

on Juncus

parasite

The larva feeds on the seeds, living in a seed case: a dark brown, 6-7 mm long, trivalved silken tube, the anterior half enclosed by the remnant of a flower. The mouth angle is 15°-20°.

hostplants

Juncaceae, narrowly monophagous

Juncus articulatus.

phenology

Larvae in August-September; once full fed they leave the host plant.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

synonyms

Coleophora cratipennella auct. nec Clemens.

notes

The case is almost indistinguishable from the one of C. taeniipennella on the sane host plant.

references

Baldizzone (1985c, 1989c, 1996a), Baldizzone & Landry (1993a), Baldizzone, Tokár & Kovács (2004a), Biesenbaum & van der Wolf (1999a), Emmet, Langmaid, Bland ao (1996a), Huisman & Koster (1999a), Ivinskis & Savenkov (1991a), Michaelis (1983a), van Nieukerken, Gielis, Huisman ao (1993a), Patzak (1974a), Robbins (1991a), Wegner (2010a).

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