Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora cecidophorella

Coleophora cecidophorella Oudejans, 1972

on Fallopia


The larva develops in the fruit, that turns into an elliptic, weakly three-sided gall of about 1 cm long. The mature larva makes an opening in the gall, bites it loose from the plant, next uses the gall in the usual Coleophora manner as a case to search for an hiberantion site.


Polygonaceae, monophagous

Fallopia convolvulus, dumetorum.


Coleophora icterella Toll, 1949, nec Duponchel, 1840.


Baldizzone (1979a, 2004a), Baldizzone & van der Wolf (2000a), Baldizzone, van der Wolf & Landry (2006a), Buhr (1964a), Kasy (1976a, 1983a), Klimesch (1971b), Liška ao (2000a), Nel (1998a), Oudejan (1972a), Suire (1961a), Tomasi (2014a).

Last modified 18.ii.2018