Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora autumnella

Coleophora autumnella (Duponchel, 1843)

Coleophora autumnella cases

two stages of the youth case, and finally the full grown case, after the hibernation; from Toll (1962a)


Tubular silken case, covered with grains of sand and detritus. The youth case is drawn out very long towards the rear, and weakly bent; its final size is 12-14 mm. In spring the very long and narrow rear end is discarded. The case that remains is almost straight, squat sausage-shaped, three-valved, 8.95 mm long, with a mouth angle of c. 45°.


Asteraceae, monophagous

Aster alpinus, amellus.


Full grown larvae around May (Klimesch, 1939a).

distribution within Europe

Czechia, Slovakia, Austria, Romania, Spain (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Described by Klimesch (1939a).


Coleophora asterifoliella Klimesch, 1939.


Baldizzone (1979a), Burmann (1980a, 1992a), Hering (1957a), Kasy (1959b), Klimesch (1939a, 1958c), Toll (1962a).

Last modified 31.viii.2018