Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora graminicolella

Coleophora graminicolella Heinemann, 1877

on Silene


The case has not been described; presumably it is a tubular silken case (Patzak). The larva attaches its case to the side of a fruit and penetrates, closes the opening on top with silk and feeds on the ripening seeds; it probably needs several capsules for its development (Leutsch).

host plants

Caryophyllaceae, (narrowly?) monophagous

Silene viscaria.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Aarvik & Midtgaard (1986a), Baldizzone & van der Wolf (2000a), Baldizzone, Tokár, Kovács & Kovács (2004a), Ivinskis & Savenkov (1991a), Leutsch (2002a), Patzak (1976a).

Last modified 5.v.2022