Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora adjunctella

Coleophora adjunctella Hodgkinson, 1882

saltern-rush case-bearer

on Juncus


The larva feeds on the seeds, living in a case made out or a hollowed fruitlet, interiorly lined with silk; the front end is adapted with silk to a mouth angle of 10°-30°.

host plants

Juncaceae, narrowly monophagous

Juncus gerardi.

Rarely also Juncus maritimus.


Larvae from July till early September; when full-fed the larvae leave the host plant.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Baldizzone, Tokár & Kovács (2004a), Emmet, Langmaid, Bland ao (1996a), Gerstberger (2003a, Huisman, Kuchlein, van Nieukerken ao (1986a), Ivinskis & Savenkov (1991a), Kasy (1965a), Michaelis (1983a), Patzak (1974a), Rickert (2010a, 2011a), Wegner (2010a).

Last modified 29.x.2021