Coleophora helichrysiella Krone, 1909
from Klimesch (1942a)
Two-valved, black silken case (“sheath case”), only lightly constricted behind the mouth opening. Ventrally a weak keel. Rear end narrowed, pointed, and lightly bent downwards. At the point of inflexion dorsally a pale spot. This is because the youth case is not made of silk but cut out of a leaf: the spot is the remnant of it. Mouth angle about 45°.
Helichrysum italicum, stoechas.
Full grown case in May (Hering, 1957a).
Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
distribution within Europe
Europe south of France – Macedonia – Romania (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
Baldizzone (1981a, 1983c, 1990b), Baldizzone & Buvat (1983a), Baldizzone, Tokár, Kovács & Kovács (2004a), Hering (1957a, 1967a), Klimesch (1942a), Nel (1991a, 1992b,c), Toll (1962a).