Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora mediterranea

Coleophora mediterranea Baldizzone, 1990

on Atriplex

Coleophora mediterranea: case

case (from Baldizzone & Nel)


Larvae at the fruits in a trivalved greyish white silken case of 5-6 mm. The mouth angle is ± 20°-30°. The case shows longitudinal growth lines, the surface is strewn with small sand grains.


Amaranthaceae, monophagous

Atriplex littoralis.


The full grown larvae leave the host plant. Univoltine.

distribution within Europe

West Mediterranean (PESI, 2018).


Baldizzone (1990e), Baldizzone & Nel (1994a).

Last modified 8.ii.2018