Coleophora helichrysiella Krone, 1909

Coleophora helichrysiella: case

from Klimesch (1942a)

case

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°.

hostplants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Helichrysum italicum, stoechas.

phenology

Full grown case in May (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Europe south of France – Macedonia – Romania (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

references

Baldizzone (1981a, 1983c, 1990b), Baldizzone & Buvat (1983a), Baldizzone, Tokár, Kovács & Kovács (2004a), Hering (1957a, 1967a), Klimesch (1942a), Nel (1991a, 1992b,c), Toll (1962a).

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