Coleophora didymella Chrétien, 1899

on Centaurea

Coleophora didymella: case

case (from Baldizzone, 1991d)

case

Large (15-17 mm), dark yellow-brown, composite leaf case, composed of but two leaf fragments, one placed behind the other. The case is laterally compressed. Mouth angle c. 50°.

hostplants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Centaurea scabiosa.

In Italy probably on another Centaurea species (Baldizzone, 1991d).

phenology

From the summer till next spring (Suire, 1961a).

distribution within Europe

Southern France, Italy (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

larva

Described by Suire (1961a).

references

Baldizzone (1979c, 1991d), Baldizzone & Tabell (1999a), Buschmann & Pastorális (2017a), Hering (1957a), Suire (1961a).

mod 24.ii.2018