Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora corsicella

Coleophora corsicella Walsingham, 1898

Coleophora corsicella case

from Suire (1961a, calcariella)

Coleophora corsicella case

from Toll (1962a, flavescentella)


Tubular silken case strawn with length rows of detritus fragments.

host plants

Caryophyllaceae, oligophagous

Agrostemma; Dianthus; Gypsophila; Saponaria; Silene flavescens, italica, nutans, otites, viscaria, viscosa.

distribution within Europe

From France to Italy and the Greek mainland, and from Slovakia to the Iberian Peninsula (Fauna Europaea, 2011).


Described by Suire (1961a).


Coleophora calcariella Chr├ętien, 1901; C. flavescentella Toll, 1961. NB: C. calcariella: Toll, 1962a; Patzak, 1974a is C. amellivora.


Baldzizzone (1979c, 1990b, 2020a), Nel (1992b,c), Suire (1961a).

Last modified 7.i.2023