Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora gnaphalii

Coleophora gnaphalii Zeller, 1839

Coleophora gnaphalii case

from Toll (1962a)


Small (<< 12 mm), trivalved, curved, hairy tubular silken case. Mouth angle c. 30°.

host plants

Asteracee, oligophagous

Gnaphalium; Helichrysum arenarium.


Full grown larvae in May – June (Hering, 1957a).


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

distribution within Europe

From Sweden and the Baltic States to the Pyrenees, Alps, and Romania, and from France to Russia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Baldizzone, Tokár, Z & S Kovács (2004a), Biesenbaum & van der Wolf (1999a), Chrétien (1909a), Buhr (1935b), Hering (1957a), Ivinskis & Savenkov (1991a), Marek & Krampl (1990a), Patzak (1974a), Sønderup (1949a), Szőcs (1977a), Toll (1962a).

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