The leaf and stem mines of British flies and other insects
 

(Coleoptera, Diptera, Hymenoptera and Lepidoptera)

by Brian Pitkin, Willem Ellis, Colin Plant and Rob Edmunds

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Coleophora ramosella Zeller, 1849
[Lepidoptera: Coleophoridae]

Daisy Case-bearer


Coleophora ramosella Zeller, 1849. Linn. Ent. 4: 322
Eupista vlachi Toll, 1953. Docum. physiogr. Polon. No. 32: 200, 260, fig'd.


Leaf-miner and case-bearer: Tubular silk case, about 9 mm long, trivalved, with a mouth angle of about 20° (Bladmineerders van Europa).


Larva: The larvae of moths have a head capsule and chewing mouthparts with opposable mandibles (see video of a gracillarid larva feeding), six thoracic legs and abdominal legs (see examples).

Pupa: The pupae of moths have visible head appendages, wings and legs which lie in sheaths (see examples).

Adult: The adult is illustrated in UKMoths. The genitalia are not illustrated by the Lepidoptera Dissection Group (check for update).

Coleophora ramosella adult
Coleophora ramosella adult
Church Wood near Canterbury, Kent
Image: © Francis Solly (UKMoths)

Hosts in Great Britain & Ireland:

Asteraceae        
Bellis perennis Daisy British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Pitkin & Plant
Solidago virgaurea Goldenrod British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Pitkin & Plant

Hosts elsewhere:

Asteraceae        
Aster amellus European Michaelmas-daisy   Bladmineerders van Europa
Aster linosyris Goldilocks Aster British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Bladmineerders van Europa
Bellis perennis Daisy British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Bladmineerders van Europa
Hieracium       Bladmineerders van Europa
Solidago virgaurea Goldenrod British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Bladmineerders van Europa

Time of year - larvae: Currently unknown.

Time of year - adults: Currently unknown.

Distribution in Great Britain & Ireland: Britain including East Kent and North Hampshire (NBN Atlas).

Also recorded in the Republic of Ireland (NBDC interactive map.

Distribution elsewhere: Widespread in continental Europe including Austria, Czech Republic, Danish mainland, Estonia, Finland, French mainland, Germany, Hungary, Italian mainland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norwegian mainland, Poland, Russia South, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland. Also recorded in East Palaearctic (Karsholt and van Nieukerken in Fauna Europaea).

NBN Atlas links to known host species:

Aster amellus, Aster linosyris, Bellis perennis, Solidago virgaurea

British and Irish Parasitoids in Britain and elsewhere:

Ichneumonoidea  
Gelis hortensis (Christ, 1791) Ichneumonidae: Cryptinae
Gelis melanophorus (Förster, 1851) Ichneumonidae: Cryptinae


External links: Search the internet:

Belgian Lepidoptera
Biodiversity Heritage Library
Bladmineerders van Europa
British leafminers
Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea
NBN Atlas
NHM UK Checklist
UKMoths

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