Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora lineata

Coleophora lineata Toll, 1960

on ?Cytisus, Genista


Larvae free on the pods, feeding in the seeds. Larva in a parchment-like, trivalved, 7 mm long case with a mouth angle of 45°.

host plants

Fabaceae, ? oligophagous

? Cytisus scoparius; Genista scorpius.


Univoltine; hibernation as fully fed larva.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Nel (2002a).

Last modified 29.ii.2020