Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora hydrolapathella

Coleophora hydrolapathella Hering, 1921

water-dock case-bearer

on Rumex

Coleophora hydrolapathella: case

Rumex hydrolapathum (from Fuglewicz & Fuglewicz)


Larva in a slender, 7-8 mm long, trivalved tubular silken case with a mouth angle of 0°-10°. The larva eats the ripening fruits.

host plants

Polygonaceae, narrowly monophagous

Rumex hydrolapathum.


Larvae in August-September. When a larva is full fed it attaches the case on a stem of the host plant and enters diapause.

distribution within Europe

West and Central Europe north of the line Britain-Romania (PESI, 2018).



Baldizzone (1979a, 2004a), Baran (2013a), Emmet, Langmaid & Bland ao (1996a), Fuglewicz & Fuglewicz (2002a), Gielis, Huisman, Kuchlein ao (1985a), Huisman, Koster, van Nieukerken & Ulenberg (2004a), Kasy (1974a, 1976a), Laštůvka, Laštůvka, Liška ao (1992a), Patzak (1974a), Šulcs (1996a), Toll (1962a), Wullaert (2017a).

Last modified 30.viii.2019