Coleophora rudella Toll, 1944
case (from Nel, 1994b)
Until their third instars the larvae live freely in a flower, feeding on the developing seeds. Only then do they construct a case, out of a calyx.
Hibernation as young larva.
distribution within Europe
Southern France, Spain, Baleares, Sardinia, Italy, and Romania (Fauna Europaea, 2010).
See Nel (1994b).
The description of the case by Baldizzone ao (1981) was based on a misidentification and actually applied C. alacanta.
Baldizzone & Hartig (1978a), Baldizzone & Luquet (1981a), Baldizzone ao (1981a), Kaltenbach & Roesler (1985a), Nel (1992b, 1994b), Tabell (2012a).