Coleophora perplexella Toll, 1960
case (from Baldizzone, 1916a)
almost straight tubular silken case, 8 mm long, tri-valved, with a mouth angle of 30°-45°. The oldest parts of the case are almost black, extension strips brown. The larva makes conspicuous white mines of 1.5 x 2-3 mm.
The larvae feed in the autumn, hibernate in their case, then continue feeding for some time in the spring. They pupate in their case.
Probably not confined to these two species.
distribution within Europe
France (Tautel & Nel, 2009a); Iberia (Fauna Europaea, 2014).
larval sclerites (from Baldizzone, 2016a)
Baldizzone (2016a), Baldizzone, van der Wolf & Landry (2006a), Corley, Marabuto, Maravalhas ao (2008a), Nel (2010a), Tautel & Nel (2009a), Toll (1962a).