Coleophora tricolor Walsingham, 1899
The young larva eats the receptacle out of a floret of Acinos arvensis, and uses the calyx as its first case. Even before the onset of winter it switches to grasses. The larva then lives in an ochraceous, bivalved, tubular leaf case of c. 9 mm, with a mouth angle of c. 25°.
hostplants as leaf miners
No grass species mentioned specifically.
Larva from September till June, July.
not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
distribution within Europe
Britain; Emmet ao (1996a) refer to an collection made in Switzerland, but that is not accepted by the Fauna Europaea (2009). Recently reported ftom France and Greece by Baldizzone, Nel & Landry (2014a).
Also in Britain extremely rare.
Baldizzone, Nel & Landry (2014a), Emmet, Langmaid, Bland ao (1996a), Hagget (2000a).