Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora achilleae

Coleophora achilleae Baldizzone, 2001

Lepidoptera, Coleophoridae


Smooth, trivalved, tubular silken case of c. 8 mm with a mounth angle of c. 20°. The colour is off-white to light brown. Behind the mouth the case is somewat constricted. The oldest part of the case, dorsally, just behind to the mouth is warty and shows some inclusions of plant epidermis.


Asteraceae, monophagous

Achillea umbellata.

distribution within Europe

Greece (Fauna Europe, 2010).


Baldizzone (2001a).


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