Coleophora serinipennella Christoff, 1872
(one synonym: Coleophora stefanii J. de Joannis, 1899)
COLEOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Coleophora serinipennella
(Photo: courtesy of Christian Wieser, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The Caterpillars of this species have been found living in variably shaped galls on

  • Mediterranean Saltbush ( Atriplex halimus, AMARANTHACEAE ), and
  • Purslane ( Halimione species, CHENOPODIACEAE ).

    The adult moths have off-white forewings, each with a dark dash near the middle. The hindwings are plain off-white. The head and thorax are off-white. The moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms.

    The species has been found across Europe, north Africa, and Asia, including

  • Algeria,
  • Russia,
  • Sicily,
  • Spain,
  • Tunisia,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Western Australia,
  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading:

    H. Christoff,
    Horae Societatis Entomologicae Rossicae,
    Volume IX (1872), p 31.

    J. de Joannis,
    Note sur une espèce nouvelle de Coleophora provenant de Sicile,
    Bulletin de la Société Entomologique de France,
    1899, pp. 331-333.


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    (written 29 July 2019)