Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora bornicensis

Coleophora bornicensis Fuchs, 1886

on Tanacetum

Coleophora bornicensis: cases on Tanacetum vulgare

Tanacetum vulgare, Belgium, prov. Luxembourg, Arlon, 3.x.2015 © Carina Van Steenwinkel

Coleophora bornicensis: case on Tanacetum vulgare


Coleophora bornicensis: case of old flowerhead of Tanacetum vulgare

Tanacetum vulgare, case on a fruiting flower head (from Schreurs ao)


The larva live on top of flowers heads, feeding on the ripening fruits, from a 5 mm long case that is covered by fruit fragments.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Tanacetum vulgare.


Observed in the Benelux (

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Baldizzone (1991c, 2007a), Biesenbaum & van der Wolf (1999a), Liška ao (2018a), Richter & Šima (2015a), Schreurs, Stiphout & Groenen (2013), Seliger (2012a), Szabóky (2014a).

Last modified 7.iii.2020