Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora adspersella

Coleophora adspersella Benander, 1939

dusted case-bearer

on Amaranthaceae

Coleophora adspersella: case

case (from Patzak, 1974a)


The larvae feed on the fruits from a pale buff, 7-8 mm long, trivalved, tubular silken case with a mouth angle of 0°-10°.

host plants

Amaranthaceae, oligophagous

Atriplex halimus, littoralis, patula; Beta vulgaris subsp. maritima; Chenopodium; Halimione portulacoides; Suaeda maritima.


Larvae from August till late September. The full grown larvae leave the host plant for the hibernation.

distribution within Europe

All Europe, but missing in the Iberian Peninsula (PESI, 2018).


Baldizzone (1979a, 1984a, 1990b, 1991a, 2020a), Baldizzone & Hartig (1978a), Biesenbaum & van der Wolf (1999a), Corley, Nunes, Rosete & Ferreira (2019a), Emmet, Langmaid, Bland ao (1996a), Fazekas & Schreurs (2010a), Gielis, Huisman, Kuchlein ao (1985a), Huisman & Koster (1999a), Huisman, Koster, van Nieukerken & Ulenberg (2004a), Ivinskis & Savenkov (1991a), Kolbeck, Lichtmannecker & Pröse (2005a), Michaelis (1983a), Patzak (1974a), De Prins & Spronck (2004a), Rickert (2010a, 2011a), Robbins (1991a), Segerer, Haslberger, Grünewald ao (2013a), Wegner (2010a, 2013a).

Last modified 7.i.2023