Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora albilineella

Coleophora albilineella Toll, 1960

on Dianthus

Coleophora albilineella: case

case (from Marek & Patzak, 1984a)


The larva bites a hole at the underside of a capsule and feeds on the developing seeds. He lives in a light brown trivalved case, ± 7 mm long, with a mouth angle of 40°-50°.

host plants

Caryophyllaceae, monophagous

Dianthus pontederae.


The cases were observed in mid-July.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Coleophora bucovinella Nemeş, 1968.


Baldizzone (1983c, 1985d), Baldizzone & Nel (1992b), Baldizzone & van der Wolf (2000a), Marek & Patzak (1984a), Nel (1992b), Stark & Buchner (2016a).

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