Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora aestuariella

Coleophora aestuariella Bradley, 1984

buff blite case-bearer

on Polygonum, Suaeda

Coleophora aestuariella

from Baldizzone (1989c)


Larva in a 5 mm long trivalved tubular silken case that is enlarged gradually; the mouth angle is 15°-30°. The colour is pinkish brown. The larva feeds on the seeds.

host plants

Amaranthaceae, Polygonaceae, polyphagous

Polygonum aviculare; Suaeda maritima, splendens.


The larva is feeding from September till October.

distribution within Europe

England, southern Europe (PESI, 2018).


Baldizzone (1989c, 1990b), Baldizzone & Nel (1994a), Emmet, Langmaid, Bland ao (1996a), Huertas Dionisio (2007a), Langmaid (1997a).

Last modified 28.x.2019