Coleophora conspicuella Zeller, 1849
Centaurea scabiosa, Belgium, prov. Luxembourg, Durbuy © Carina Van Steenwinkel
from Toll (1952a)
A relatively large (12-15 mm), dark brown, lightly curved, somewhat compressed laterally, two-valved sheath case with a narrow ventral keel. Mouth angle 30-45.
In Britain only on Centaurea nigra. The references to Scabiosa in Hering (1957a), and to Chrysanthemum in Emmet ea (1996a) were mistaken; a reference to Achillea by Patzak (1974a) goes back to a source that cannot be retraced.
Larvae are full grown in May (Emmet ea, 1996a).
BE recorded (Wullaert, 2015a).
NE extinct (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a).
LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
distribution within Europe
Entire Europe, Ireland excepted (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
Described by Suire (1961a).
Illustrated by Patočka (1997a).
Baldizzone (1979a, 1985d, 1988b, 1990b), Biesenbaum (2001b), Biesenbaum & van der Wolf (1999a), Emmet, Langmain, Bland ao (1996a), Hering (1928a, 1957a), Huber (1969a), Kasy (1965a), Klimesch (1958c), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Nel (1992b,c), Patočka (1997a), Patzak (1974a), Razowski (1990a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Sønderup (1949a), Stolnicu (2008a), Suire (1961a), Szőcs (1977a, 1981a), Toll (1952a, 1962a), Wullaert (2015a).