Coleophora klimeschiella Toll, 1952
During the first two instars, i.e. about a week, lives the larva as a leafminer. The it makes a case.
Several generations, depending on the climate. The last generation hibernates as larva in the case.
distribution within Europe
Introduced into the United States for the biological control of russian thistle.
Baldizzone, Tokár, Kovács & Kovács (2004a), Hawkes & Mayfield (000a), Toll (1952a,b).