Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora gardesanella

Coleophora gardesanella Toll, 1954

small streaked case-bearer

Coleophora gardesanella case

from Toll (1962a)


A straw-coloured to grey, slender, three-valved case of he type “tubular silken case”; mouth angle 45° – 60°. The case resembles that of C. trochilella, but the case is more slender, the mouth is narrower and the constriction behind the mouth lesss deep.


Asteraceae, narrowly oligophagous

Achillea millefolium, ptarmica; Artemisia maritima, vulgaris; Centaurea jacea & subsp. gaudinii; Leucanthemum vulgare; Tanacetum vulgare.


Cases from September till July of the following year.


BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

NE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Very disjunct distribution, ranging from Finland to the Pyrenees and Italy, and from the UK to the Baltic States and Macedonia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Strongly resembling the larva of C. trochilella, but the rear margin of the pronotum has two dark spots (Emmet ao, 1996a).


Coleophora machinella Bradley, 1971.


Baldizzone (2004a, 2020a), Baldizzone & van der Wolf (2000a), Emmet (1979a), Emmet, Langmaid, Bland ao (1996a), Robbins (1991a), Toll (1962a).

Last modified 7.i.2023