Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora acutiphaga

Coleophora acutiphaga Baldizzone 1982

on Juncus


The larva lives in a case consisting of an emptied fruit. Anteriorly the opening has been modified with silk, resulting in a mouth angle of 90°; at the rear end is a triangular opening. The larva eats the contents of a number of fruits. Before pupation the case is attached with silk to the stem, near the ground.


Juncaceae, narrowly monophagous

Juncus acutus.

distribution within Europe



Baldizzone (1982b), Kaltenbach & Roesler (1985a).

Last modified 31.i.2018