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Coleophora wockeella

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Coleophora wockeella is a moth of the family Coleophoridae. It is found from Latvia to the Iberian Peninsula, Italy and Albania and from Great Britain to southern Russia.

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Larva

The wingspan is about 20 mm. Adults are ochreous with several whitish streaks on the forewing and distinctively thickened bases to the antennae. Adults are on wing from June to July in western Europe.[2]

The larvae feed on betony (Stachys officinalis). They create a dark brown, bivalved, composite leaf case of about 10 mm long and composed of six to eight ringlets. The mouth angle is very sharp, causing the case to lie almost flat on the leaf.[3] Larvae can be found from autumn to mid-May.

Etymology

The species was named after the German entomologist Maximilian Ferdinand Wocke.

References

  1. ^ "Coleophora wockeella Zeller, 1849". Fauna Europaea. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  2. ^ Kimber, Ian. "37.109 BF527 Coleophora wockeella Zeller, 1849". UKmoths. Archived from the original on 2 May 2018. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  3. ^ Ellis, W N. "Coleophora wockeella Zeller, 1849 betony case-bearer". Plant Parasites of Europe. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
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Coleophora wockeella: Brief Summary

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Coleophora wockeella is a moth of the family Coleophoridae. It is found from Latvia to the Iberian Peninsula, Italy and Albania and from Great Britain to southern Russia.

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The wingspan is about 20 mm. Adults are ochreous with several whitish streaks on the forewing and distinctively thickened bases to the antennae. Adults are on wing from June to July in western Europe.

The larvae feed on betony (Stachys officinalis). They create a dark brown, bivalved, composite leaf case of about 10 mm long and composed of six to eight ringlets. The mouth angle is very sharp, causing the case to lie almost flat on the leaf. Larvae can be found from autumn to mid-May.

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