Nemophora minimella (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
on Scabiosa, Succisa
young larva in its first case, consisting of the corolla of a floret of Succisa pratensis © Erik van Nieukerken (from Huisman ao, 2009a)
Young larvae live in the flower heads, in a case made of the corolla of a floret, and feed on the ovaries.
distribution within Europe
Young stages cannot be separated from those of N. cupriacella; both species may co-occur.
Gielis Huisman, Kuchlein ao (1985a), Heath & Pelham-Clinton (1983a), Huisman, Koster, van Nieukerken & Ellis (2009a), Huisman, Koster, van Nieukerken & Ulenberg (2001a), Kurz (2016a).