Coleophora serinipennella

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Coleophora serinipennella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Coleophoridae
Genus: Coleophora
Species: C. serinipennella
Binomial name
Coleophora serinipennella
Christoph, 1872
Synonyms
  • Plutella ochroneura Lower, 1897
  • Coleophora ochroneura (Lower, 1897)
  • Coleophora stefanii de Joannis, 1899
  • Coleophora pudica Lower, 1905
  • Coleophora novella Chrétien, 1926
  • Coleophora caliacraella Caradja, 1931
  • Coleophora jerichoella Amsel, 1935
  • Coleophora jordanella Amsel, 1935
  • Coleophora sosisperma Meyrick, 1936
  • Coleophora deserticola Toll, 1944
  • Coleophora soffneri Toll, 1944

Coleophora serinipennella is a moth of the Coleophoridae family. It is found in southern Europe, North Africa, the Near East, the eastern Palearctic ecozone (including Japan), as well as in Australia in south-western Queensland, South Australia and arid areas of Western Australia south of Carnarvon.[1]

The wingspan is 14–17 millimetres (0.55–0.67 in). Adults are on wing from June to August.[2]

The larvae feed on Atriplex, Halimione and Chenopodium species. They make galls in the stems of their host plant. The galls are large, oval or elongated. They are not always constant in shape.[3]

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