Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora lusciniaepennella

Coleophora lusciniaepennella (Treitschke, 1833)

osier case-bearer

Coleophora lusciniaepennella case

Salix aurita, Belgium, prov Liège, Lierneux, Fagne de la Crépale © Jean-Yves Baugnée

Coleophora lusciniaepennella case

Salix cf viminalis, Belgium, prov. Namur, Seilles, Sclaigneaux © Jean-Yves Baugnée

Coleophora lusciniaepennella

Salix sp., Belgium, prov. Hainaut, Ploegsteert © Jean-Yves Baugnée

Coleophora lusciniaepennella case

Salix repens, Bergen NH

Coleophora lusciniaepennella: young case on Myrica gale

Myrica gale, Belgium, prov. Antwerp, Mol © Carina Van Steenwinkel: young case


Bivalved, sloppily composite leaf case of 8-10 mm, rather strongly compressed and keeled, with a mouth angle of 30-45°.

host plants

Myricaceae, Salicaceae; narrowly polyphagous

Myrica gale; Populus tremula; Salix alba, aurita, babylonica, caprea, cinerea, “x fragilis”, glabra, gmelinii, pentandra, repens, triandra, viminalis.


The larvae are full grown about end of May (Emmet ao, 1996a).


BE recorded (Phegea, 2010).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a;, 2010).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

Most of Europe, but missing in the Mediterranean Islands, and large parts of the Balkan and Russia (Corley ao, 2006a; Fauna Europaea, 2010).



Coleophora viminetella Zeller, 1849; C. Drăghiaella Capuse, 1971.


Baldizzone (1979a, 1987b, 1991b, 2004a), Beiger (1979a), Biesenbaum & van der Wolf (1999a), Buhr (1935b, 1937a, 1964a), Corley, Marabuto, Maravalhas ao (2008a), Corley, Maravalhas & Passos de Carvalho (2006a), Drăghia (1972a), Emmet, Langmaid, Bland ao (1996a), Graham (2014a), Haslberger, Lichtmannecker, Heindel, Grünewald & Segerer (2014a), Heckford (1986a), Hering (1957a), Huemer (2012a), Ivinskis & Savenkov (1991a), Kasy (1965a), Klimesch (1950c, 1989a), Kozlov & Kullberg (2006a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Michaelis (1983a), Nel (1992b,c), Patzak (1974a,b), De Prins (1998a, 2010a), De Prins & Steeman (2011a), Razowski (1990a), Robbins (1991a), Schütze (1931a), Sønderup (1949a), Stammer (2016a), Suire (1961a), Szőcs (1977a), Toll (1952a, 1962a), Wegner (2010a), Zoerner (1970a).

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