Coleophora pseudorepentis Toll, 1960
case (from Baldizzone & Nel)
Larvae on the developing fruits in the inflorescence in a trivalved, light brown, 6 mm long silken case with a mouth angle of 30°. The case is entirely covered with debris from old flowers.
Achillea ? ligustica, odorata.
Cases found in October.
distribution within Europe
Parts of Central an Southern Europe (PESI, 2018).
The illustration below (copied from Baldizzone & Nel) gives a comparison of the thoracic sclerites of C. pseudorepentis (a) and those of C. argentula (b), a species whose larvae live in a comparable manner on Achillea.
Baldizzone (1990c, 1991a), Baldizzone & Nel (1994a), Baldizzone & van der Wolf (2000a), Fazekas & Schreurs (2010a), Kasy (1965a).