Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora congeriella

Coleophora congeriella Staudinger, 1859

Coleophora congeriella case

Dorycnium pentaphyllum, Spain, Almería, Sierra de Gador, Enix © Pete & Ginny Clarke

Coleophora congeriella case

from Toll (1962a)


Composite leaf case, made out of 3-5 relatively large mined leaf fragments, pointing ventrally. Rear end narrowed, bent downwards. Mouth angle 30-45°. The mouth opening is somewhat shifted to the side (Baldizzone, 1987b).

host plants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Dorycnium hirsutum, pentaphyllum & subsp. germanicum.


Larvae from August till April.

distribution within Europe

From Czechia and Slovakia to the Iberian Peninsula, Italy, and Greece, and from France to Bulgaria (Fauna Europaea, 2010).


Described by Suire (1961a).


Illustrated by Patočka (1997a).


Baldizzone (1979a, 1987b, 1990b, 2020a), Chrétien (1900), Corley (2005a), Hering (1957a), Kasy (1983a), Nel (1991a, 1992b,c), Patočka (1997a), Suire (1961a), Szőcs (1977a), Toll (1962a).

Last modified 7.i.2023