Coleophora obtectella Zeller, 1849
from Toll (1962a)
The larva lives in a mined Satureja leaf, in fact a spatulate leaf case, of c. 8 mm. When the species lives on Thymus, with its much smaller leaves, it makes out of of 3-4 leaflets a composite leaf case. Rear end bivalved, mouth angle c. 45°.
Larvae from autumn till June (Hering, 1957a).
Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2010).
distribution within Europe
From Austria to Spain, Sicily, and Crete, and from France to Bulgaria (Fauna Europaea, 2010).
Coleophora trifisella Rebel, 1910.
Baldizzone (1978b, 1979a, 1983a, 1984a, 1990b, 2004a), Baldizzone & Buvat (1983a), Baldizzone & van der Wolf (2000a), Hering (1957a), Klimesch (1942a, 1950c), Nel (1992b), Toll (1962a).