Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora gallipennella

Coleophora gallipennella (Hübner, 1796)

on Astragalus

Coleophora gallipennella: case

case (from Patzak, 1974a)


The young larva lives within a pod and feeds upon the seeds. At a later stage it lives in a yellow, later light brown, tubular silken case, attached to a pod.

host plants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Astragalus arenarius, glycyphyllos.

Suire also mentions Colutea arborescens, but that is not repeated by later authors.


Observed in Belgium (De Prins & Steeman, 2011a).

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Described by Chrétien; the description by Suire is not entirely reliable, because he mentions a, possibly, incorrect host plant.


Eupista gallipennella.


Baldizzone (1979a), Biesenbaum & van der Wolf (1999a), Burmann (1992a), Chrétien (1927a), Haslberger, Lichtmannecker, Heindel ao (2014a), Ivinskis & Savenkov (1991a), Kasy (1965a), Lepiforum (2022), Leutsch (2011a), Patzak (1974a) Prick, Schreurs, Wijker, ao (2022a), De Prins & Steeman (2011a), Razowski (1990a), Roweck & Savenkov (2007a), Suire (1961a), Toll (1962a).

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