Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora albicella

Coleophora albicella Constant, 1885

Coleophora albicella case

from Toll (1962a)

from Toll (1962a), as C. ventifuga


Tubular silken case; its surface has a number of fine, vague, length lines and a white dumentum. The case is 6-7 mm long, trivalved, and has a mouth angle of c. 0°. Just behind the mounth the case has a rather sharp bend.


Asteraceae, oligophagous

Artemisia caerulescens subsp. gallica; Santolina chamaecyparissus.


Larvae from October till June (Hering, 1957a).

distribution within Europe

France, Spain, Corsica, Sardinia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Coleophora ventifuga Walsingham, 1898; C. santolinae Hartig, 1939.


Baldizzone (1978c, 1982d), Baldizzone & Hartig (1978a), Baldizzone, van der Wolf & Landry (2006a), Hering (1957a), Kaltenbach & Roesler (1985a), Nel (1992b), Pinzari, Pinzari & Zilli (2013a), Suire (1961a), Toll (1962a).

Last modified 31.i.2018