Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora galatellae

Coleophora galatellae Hering, 1942

Coleophora galatellae case

from Toll (1952)


Elongate-fusiform tubular silken case; the case is decorated by about 6 broad length bands of rather coarse sand grains. The case is 5-7 mm long; the mouth angle is c. 45°.


Asteraceae, narrowly monophagous

Galatella linosyris.

An adult has also been swept from Galatella sedifolia (Baldizzone & Nel, 1994b).


Larvae from September till May (Hering, 1957a).


Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

From Germany to the Pyrenees and Italy, and from France to Hungary; moreover known from South Russia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Baldizzone (1979a, 1985a), Baldizzone & Nel (1994b), Hering (1957a), Patzak (1974a), Suire (1961a), Szőcs (1977a), Toll (1952a, 1962a).

Last modified 2.ix.2018