Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora algeriensis

Coleophora algeriensis Toll, 1952

on Suaeda

Coleophora algeriensis: case

case (from Baldizzone, 1986a)


Dark brown, very slender, trivalved, tubular leaf case (or silken case?) of 9-10 mm. Mouth opening oval, broadly flanged; mouth angle 35°.


Amaranthaceae, monophagous

Suaeda maritima, vera.

distribution within Europe

Spain and Portugal, Sicily (Fauna Europaea, 2010).


It is not clear whether the species is a leafminer, or feeds on the fruits.


Baldizzone (1986a), Baldizzone, Bella & Russo (1999a), Baldizzone & van der Wolf (2000a), Huertas Dionisio (2007a).

Last modified 25.ii.2018