Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora crepidinella

Coleophora crepidinella Zeller, 1947

Lepidoptera, Coleophoridae

Coleophora crepidinella case

Beta maritima, Spain; from Glaser (1980a)


Cylindrical, 6-7 mm long, tubular silken case with a mouth angle of 75-80°. The rim of the mouth is dark brown, more to the rear the colour fades to light brown.


Amaranthaceae, monophagous

Beta vulgaris & subsp. maritima.

At flowering time the larvae live on the ground leaves; later they feed on the fruits.


Full grown larvae in the first half of July.

distribution within Europe

Iberian Peninsula, Mallorca, Sardinia, Sicily, Greece (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Coleophora betae Falkovitsh, 1978.


Baldizzone (1979a, 1985d, 1990b), Baldizzone, Bella & Russo (1999a), Baldizzone & Hartig (1978a), Baldizzone, van der Wolf & Landry (2006a), Glaser (1980a), Sammut (2008a), Toll (1962a).

Last modified 25.ii.2018