Thiotricha coleella (Constant, 1885)

on Phillyrea

parasite

In March the larva lives in a straight brown, 6-7 mm long case made out of remnants of floral parts; the case strongly reminds of a group of withered flowers. Pupation in the case – the moth appears only in the end of September.

host plants

Oleaceae, monophagous

Phillyrea latifolia.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva

See Constant.

synonyms

Ptocheuusa coleella.

references

Constant (1885a), Huemer (1993b).

mod 7.viii.2019