Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora clypeiferella

Coleophora clypeiferella Hofmann, 1871

body-marked case-bearer

on ? Atriplex, Chenopodium


The larva lives in a case consisting of a number of fragments of flowers and fruits, spun together with silk, and feeds on the seeds.

host plants

Amaranthaceae, ? oligophagous

Chenopodium album.

Leutsch also mentions Atriplex.


Larvae in September-October. The full-fed larva drops to the ground, then leaves its case and makes itself a tough brown, parchment-like cocoon in which it passes the winter.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Baldizzone & van der Wolf (2000a), Biesenbaum (2011a), Biesenbaum & van der Wolf (1999a), Emmet (1993a), Emmet, Langmaid, Bland ao (1996a), Ivinskis & Savenkov (1991a), Kasy (1965a), Leutsch (2011a, Patzak (1974a), De Prins, Steeman & Sierens (2015a), Sch├╝tze (1931a), Wimmer (2001a).

Last modified 27.ii.2023