Coleophora vestalella Staudinger, 1859
from Toll (1962a)
Anthyllis cytisoides, Spain © Reijo Siloaho; from Tabell, 2012a).
Laterally strongly compressed, 8 mm long composite leaf case with a mouth angle of about 45°. Moreover, the mouth opening has shifted considerably to one side. The case consists of only a few leaf fragments that closely fit, therefore do not extend out of the outline of the case. Most mines in the lower leaves.
Fabaceae, narrowly monophagous
Full grown larvae in May – June.
Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
distribution within Europe
France, Spain, Mallorca (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
See Nel (1991a).
Baldizzone ao (1981a), Hering (1936b, 1957a), Nel (1991a), Tabell (2012a), Toll (1962a).