Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora marcarolensis

Coleophora marcarolensis Baldizzone, 2004

on Genista


The larva bites a circular opening in the wall of a pad and feeds on the developing seeds. At first the larva is in a part of a flower, reinforced with silk. Ultimately it lives in a hairy, brown, 5 mm long, trivalved, tubular silken case with a mouth angle of 20°-30°


Fabaceae, monophagous

Genista pilosa.


Oviposition in May, on a flower.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Baldizzone (2004b), Baldizzone, van der Wolf & Landry (2006a), Huemer (2009a).

Last modified 3.ix.2018