Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora caelebipennella

Coleophora caelebipennella Zeller, 1839

Coleophora caelebipennella case

from Toll (1952a)


Two-valved, brownish black, matt, silken case (“sheath case”). Case not constricted behind the mouth. Ventrally a deep keel. Dorsally, at the frontal half of the case, some 4 length ribs. Length 12-15 mm, mouth angle c. 45°.

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Achillea millefolium; Artemisia absinthium, alba, campestris, vulgaris; Centaurea; Chrysanthemum; Gnaphalium; Helichrysum arenarium, italicum & subsp. serotinum, stoechas; Tanacetum vulgare.

Ivinskis & Savenkov add Cota tinctoria.

It is not clear whether the reference to “Chrysanthemum” (by, among others, Hering (1957a)) refers to Chrysanthemum sensu stricto, Leucanthemum, or Tanacetum. It will not be the most important host plant anyway. For Suire (1961a) that are Helichrysum species, for Patzak (1974a) Artemisia campestris.


Larvae from September till July (Hering, 1957a).


BE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

NE extinct (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a).

LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Europe, minus the British Isles and the Balkan Peninsula (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Described by Suire (1961a).


Baldizzone & Nel (1993c), Baldizzone & van der Wolf (2000a), Biesenbaum & van der Wolf (1999a), Buhr (1935a), Burmann (1992a), Chrétien (1909a), Hering (1930b, 1957a), Ivinskis & Savenkov (1991a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Larysz (2008a), Patzak (1974a), Razowski (1990a), Sønderup (1949a), Suire (1961a), Szőcs (1977a), Toll (1952a, 1962a).

Last modified 5.ii.2021