Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora asteris

Coleophora asteris Mühlig, 1864

sea-aster case-bearer

on Aster s.l.: Aster, Galatella, Tripolium


Larve in a dark brown, trivalved, 6 mm long, cigar-shaped silken case with a mouth angle of 80°-90°.Half hidden by the pappus they feed on the ripening fruits.

host plants

Asteraceae, narrowly oligophagous

Aster amellus; Galatella sedifolia; Tripolium pannonicum subsp. tripolium.


Larvae in September-October. Once full fed they leave the host plant for the winter diapause.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Baldizzone (1983c), Baldizzone, Tokár & Kovács (2004a), Biesenbaum & van der Wolf (1999a), Emmet, Langmaid, Bland ao (1996a), Gielis, Huisman, Kuchlein ao (1985a), Klimesch (1950c, 1958c), Nel (1992b), Pröse (1995a), Rickert (2010a, 2011a), Wegner (2010a).

Last modified 24.xii.2019