Coleophora obscenella Herrich-Schäffer, 1855
The larva in a 5-6 mm long, trivalved, dark brown cylindrical silken case with a mouth angle of 40°-70°. The larvae feed upon the fruits. Emmet ao write that in the case fragments of the pappus are incorporated. It is not clear whether this applies to obscenella as well, but these fragments may be expected to erode anyway in the course of the winter.
Asteraceae, narrowly monophagous
distribution within Europe
Spain, France, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Italy, Poland, Russia.
the larvae of obscenella and virgaurea are clearly differ. In obscenella the head is shining brown, the thoracic sclerites are not too strongly sclerotised.
from Baldizzone & Tabell (2002a)
The species has been synonymised for a long time with Coleophora virgaureae; this has been corrected by Baldizzone & Tabell (2002a).
Baldizzone & Tabell (2002a), Biesenbaum & van der Wolf (1999a), Deschka & Wimmer (2000a), Emmet, Langmaid, Bland ao (1996a), Huemer (2012a), Stark & Buchner (2016a).