Coleophora valesianella Zeller 1849

Lepidoptera, Coleophoridae

Coleophora valesianella case

from Toll (1962a)


Coleophora valesianella case

C. giraudi”; from Toll (1962a)

case

White pistol case, covered all over with a translucent, foam-like pallium of silken scales; mouth angle about 45°. Contrary to C. vicinella the pallium reaches down to the mouth, and is white in colour.

Generally the larva mines all leaflets of a leaf, before moving on, which makes it quite conspicuous.

hostplants

Fabaceae, oligophagous

Astragalus monspessulanus, sempervirens; Hippocrepis.

A reference to Dorycnium suffruticosum by Chrétien (1926a, as C. giraudi) probably is erroneous.

phenology

Larvae from autumn till spring the following year (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Europe, south of France – Austria – Romania; also Cyprus (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

Described by Chrétien (1927a) and Suire (1961a).

synonyms

Coleophora giraudi Ragonot, 1874.

references

Baldizzone (1979a, 1987b, 1990b, 1996a), Baldizzone & Nel (1992a, 1993c), Burmann (1979a, 1992a), Chrétien (1926a, 1927a), Hering (1957a), Nel (1992b,c), Suire (1961a), Toll (1962a).

08/02/2017

mod 18.vii.2017