Coleophora spumosella Staudinger, 1859
Dorycnium pentaphyllum, Spain, Almeria, El Marchal de Enix; © Pete & Ginny Clarke
same case, now with the pallium shifted aside, showing the silken case
from Toll (1962a)
Black pistol case with a large transparent-white pallium that leaves a small part of the case uncovered. Mouth angle about 45°.
Larvae from autumn till the following April.
Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
distribution within Europe
Disjunct distribution: at the one hand France, Switzerland, Spain, Italy and Croatia, at the other hand southern Russia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
Described by Suire (19861a)
The case in the pictures above was initially considered C. vicinella, but later was identified by Jukka Tabell as spumosella; “the case of spumosella is darker”.
Baldizzone (1979a), Chrétien (1900a), Corley, Rosete, Romão ao (2015a), Hering (1936b, 1957a), Huertas Dionisio (2002a, 2007a), Nel (1992b,c), Suire (1961a), Toll (1962a).