Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora gaviaepennella

Coleophora gaviaepennella Toll, 1952

on Atriplex, Salsola

Coleophora gaviaepennella: case

case (from Baldizzone & Nel)


Larva at the fruits in a trivalved greyish brown, parchment-like silken case of 7-8 mm with a mouth angle of 45°, with lighter coloured longitudinal growth lines.


Amaranthaceae, oligophagous

Atriplex halimus, tornabenei; Salsola vermiculata.


Cases in September-October.

distribution within Europe

Western Mediterranean, but also deep continental in eastern Europe, possibly in saline steppes (PESI, 2018).


Baldizzone & Nel (1994a), Baldizzone & van der Wolf (2000a), Huertas Dionisio (2002a, 2007a).

Last modified 2.ix.2018