Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Coleophora parthenica Meyrick, 1891
Specimen examined and determined by Jean-François Landry, Ph.D.
Introduced from the Mediterranean region as a biological control of Russian thistle and now occurs from southern California to New Mexico.
Adults recorded from March to July; September.
The larvae are stem burrowers.
Halstead (1989) reported Coleophora parthenica is a possible parasitic host for the Chalcid Wasp Norbanus perplexus (Ashmead, 1904).
, a dusty gray species utilizing the same host.
Halstead, J.A., 1989. Hymenoptera associated with a California population of the Russian thistle biological control agent Coleoptera klimeschiella
Toll (Lepidopetra: Coleophoridae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington
91, p. 635
Meyrick, E., 1891. Entomology Monthly Miigazine, p. 59.
Gnuessly, G.S.& R.D.Goeden. 1983. Spider predation on Coleophora parthenica (Lepidoptera: Coleophoridae), a moth imported for the biological control of Russian thistle. Environmental Entomology (Impact Factor 12(5), pp. 1433-1438.
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America
. University of California Press, pl. 6, fig. 28; p. 76. (1)