Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora lessinica

Coleophora lessinica Baldizzone, 1980

on Artemisia


Initially the larva lives in a case made out of a single emptied, dried, flower head. Later a light brown, trivalved silken case is made, with a mouth angle of 90°, from where a number of capitula are eaten out.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Artemisia alba.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2022).


see Takács ao


Baldizzone, 1980a, Baldizzone & Buvat (1983a), Pinzari, Pinzari & Zilli (2013a), Szabóky, Tokár, Liska & Pastorális (2009a), Takács, Szabóky, Boldog, ao (2022a).

Last modified 4.v.2022