Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora auricella

Coleophora auricella Fabricius (1794)

Coleophora auricella case

from Toll (1962a)


Spatulate leaf case of 10 – 15 mm, with a mouth angle of c. 25°. Behind the mouth the case is somewhat constricted.

host plants

Lamiaceae, oligophagous

Sideritis endressii, hirsuta; Stachys alopecuros, officinalis, recta; Teucrium chamaedrys, scorodonia.


Larvae from autumn till June (Patzak, 1974a).


Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

From Germany and Poland to Spain, Italy, and Romania; also in South Russia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Described by Suire (1961a).


Baldizzone (1979a, 2004a, 2020a), Baldizzone & Nel (1992a), Beiger (1960a), Biesenbaum, Leideritz & Seliger (2005a), Biesenbaum & van der Wolf (1999a), Hering (1957a), Huemer (2012a), Ivinskis & Savenkov (1991a), Kasy (1979a, 1983a, 1985a, 1987a), Klimesch (1958c, 1889a), Nel (1992b,c), Patzak (1974a), Pinzari, Pinzari & Zilli (2013a) Italy, Razowski (1990a), Suire (1961a), Szőcs (1977a, 1981a), Toll (1952a, 1962a), Schmid (2019a), Szabóky, Tokár, Liska & Pastorális (2009a). Vávra (2016a).

Last modified 1.iv.2023