Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora filaginella

Coleophora filaginella Fuchs, 1881

on Filago

Coleophora filaginella: cases

a presumable youth case and a final case (from Baldizzone, 1976b)


The larva feeds on the fruits from a 8 mm long, greyish brown trivalved case with a mouth angle of ± 70°; the case bears a very fine, whitish wooliness.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Filago arvensis.


Not known from the Benelux.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Baldizzone (1976b, 1978a, 1990b), Biesenbaum & van der Wolf (1999a).

Last modified 2.ix.2018