Image Number: 1255001

Overwintering larva in its pergamentous whitish case. If opened (case), dark brown caterpillar with shiny black head is found inside. Larva feeds with the bud interior almost completely boring inside the still closed bud. Overwintering loci are always on twigs in sheltered crevices near the buds. Case grows as larva gets bigger and after the pupation moths emerge in late spring - summer. Common pest sometimes causing mild damages on pedunculate oak (Quercus robur) stands in Croatia.
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Atelocerata
Class: Hexapoda (including Insecta)
Infraclass: Neoptera
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Coleophoridae
Subfamily: Coleophorinae
Genus: Coleophora
Subject: Coleophora lutipennella (Zeller)


Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Hamamelidae
Order: Fagales
Family: Fagaceae
Genus: Quercus
Subject: Quercus spp. L.
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Wednesday, April 21, 2004
Image last updated:
Friday, June 4, 2004