Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora insulicola

Coleophora insulicola Toll, 1942

on Juncus

Coleophora insulicola: case

completed case, from Nel (1991c)


The larvae live in the inflorescence and feed on the seeds. They live in a a case, that at first is less more than an emptied fruit. The completed case is a 5 mm long, trivalved, tubular silken case, for a large part still enclosed by the fruit; the mouth angle varies between 0° and 30°.


Juncaceae, monophagous

Juncus inflexus.


distribution within Europe

Western (?) Mediterranean (PESI, 2018).


Baldizzone (1987a, 1989c), Baldizzone & Robineau (1984a), Baldizzone & van der Wolf (2000a), Kaltenbach & Roesler (1985a), Nel (1991c, 1992b), Patzak (1974b).

Last modified 2.ii.2018