Coleophora frischella (Linnaeus, 1758)
According to UKmoths Emmet ao have erroneously synonymised frischella met C. alcyonipennella; unfortunately a source is not given. The two species can be separated only on the base of the genitalia. The larva feeds in the seeds, living in a seed case.
According to Emmet ao: Trifolium (Fabaceae).
distribution within Europe
All of Europe, not in the Benelux. (PESI, 2018). However, because of the confused nomenclature and the uncertainty around the host plants this general picture is unreliable.
The systematics of the “Coleophora trifolii group” is very complex, and full of misidentifications and confusion. Stübner has made a revision of the group, but has disregarded the biology.
Baldizzone (1979a, 1983c, 1985d, 1995b, 2004a, 2008a), Baldizzone & van der Wolf (2000a), Bentley (2008a), Biesenbaum & van der Wolf (1999a), Emmet, Langmaid & Bland ao (1996a), Ivinskis & Savenkov (1991a), Kasy (1965a), Leutsch (2011a), Nel (1992b), Patzak (1974a,b), Razowski (1990a), Stübner (2007a), Suire (1961a), Šulcs (1996a), Toll (1952a, 1962a).