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(Coleoptera, Diptera, Hymenoptera and Lepidoptera)

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Coleophora trochilella (Duponchel, 1843)
[Lepidoptera: Coleophoridae]

Verge Case-bearer


Ornix trochilella Duponchel, 1843. Hist. Nat. Lep. Fr. Suppl. 4 (Noct): 302
Coleophora axana Hering, 1942. Mitt. Dtsch. ent. Ges. 11: 22, fig'd
Coleophora trochilella (Duponchel, 1843).


Leaf-miner and case-bearer: A straw-coloured, slender, three-valved tubular silken case, about 10 mm long. Mouth angle 45° to 60°. Perhaps because of the plant's dense felt cover, the case is attached with much silk, giving the holes a conspicuous white margin (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).

The larva is illustrated in (Bladmineerders van Europa).

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 male and female genitalia are illustrated by the Lepidoptera Dissection Group.

Coleophora trichilella

Coleophora trochilella Earith, Hunt
Image: © David Griffiths

Hosts in Great Britain & Ireland:

Asteraceae        
Achillea millefolium Yarrow British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Emmet et al., 1996a
Artemisia absinthium Wormwood British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Emmet et al., 1996a
Artemisia absinthium Wormwood British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. British leafminers
Artemisia vulgaris Mugwort British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Emmet et al., 1996a
Artemisia vulgaris Mugwort British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. British leafminers
Aster       Emmet et al., 1996a
? Hieracium       Emmet et al., 1996a
Leucanthemum vulgare Oxeye Daisy British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Emmet et al., 1996a
Leucanthemum vulgare Oxeye Daisy British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. British leafminers
Tanacetum vulgare Tansy British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Emmet et al., 1996a
Tanacetum vulgare Tansy British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. British leafminers

Hosts elsewhere:

Asteraceae        
Achillea millefolium Yarrow British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Bladmineerders van Europa
Artemisia absinthium Wormwood British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Bladmineerders van Europa
Artemisia vulgaris Mugwort British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Bladmineerders van Europa
Leucanthemum vulgare Oxeye Daisy British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Bladmineerders van Europa
Tanacetum vulgare Tansy British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Bladmineerders van Europa

Time of year - larvae: August until June of the following year (Bladmineerders van Europa).

Time of year - adults: Currently unknown.

Distribution in Great Britain & Ireland: Widespread in Britain including Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, East Corwall, East Suffolk, Hereforshire, Isle of Wight, Kincardineshire, Middlesex, North Essex, North Hampshire, Nrthumberland South, Pembrokeshire, SOuth Devon, South Essex, South Hampshire, South-east Yorkshire, South-west Yorkshire, Surrey, West Cornwall and West Suffolk (NBN Atlas).

Also recorded in the Republic of Ireland (Karsholt and van Nieukerken in Fauna Europaea).

Distribution elsewhere: Widespread in continental Europe including Albania, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Danish mainland, Estonia, Finland, French mainland, Germany, Hungary, Italian mainland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norwegian mainland, Poland, Romania, Russia - Central and North, Sardinia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spanish mainland, Sweden, Switzerland and The Netherlands. Also recorded in East Palaearctic (Karsholt and van Nieukerken in Fauna Europaea).

NBN Atlas links to known host species:

Achillea millefolium, Artemisia absinthium, Artemisia vulgaris, Leucanthemum vulgare, Tanacetum vulgare

British and Irish Parasitoids in Britain and elsewhere:

Chalcidoidea  
Copidosoma peticus (Walker, 1846) Encyrtidae: Encyrtinae
Ichneumonoidea  
Agathis breviseta Nees, 1812 Braconidae: Agathidinae
Gelis areator (Panzer, 1804) 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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