Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora mayrella

Coleophora mayrella (Hübner, 1813)

meadow case-bearer

on Trifolium


The larva feeds on the ripening seeds in the pods, living in a reddish brown case that has been constructed from a dried floret. Difficult to find.

host plants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Trifolium repens.


Most larvae in the first half of August


Coleophora larvae

Comparison of the dorsal sclerites in three species with a comparable biology: C. deauratella (a), C. paramayrella (b), and C. mayrella (c) (from Nel, 1993b).

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Coleophora spissicornis (Haworth, 1828).


Baldizzone (1979a, 1983c, 1984a, 2004a, 2008a), Baldizzone & Hartig (1978a), Baldizzone & Luquet (1981a), Baldizzone & scalercio (2018a), Baldizzone & van der Wolf (2000a), Biesenbaum & van der Wolf (1999a), Emmet, Langmaid & Bland ao (1996a), Frías, Henry, Alviña & Landry (1996a), Huemer (2012a), Huisman & Koster (2000a), Kasy (1965a), Klimesch (1942a), Michaelis (1983a), Nel (1992b,c, 1993b), Patzak (1974a,b), Pinzari, Pinzari & Zilli (2013a), Robbins (1991a), Stübner (2007a), Szőcz (1981a).

Last modified 19.viii.2019