Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora murinella

Coleophora murinella Tengström, 1848


Indistinguisable from the case of C. glitzella.


Ericaceae, monophagous

Vaccinium vitis-idaea.

Hering (1957a) also mentions Vaccinium myrtillus as a host plant, but this is not repeated by later authors.


The larva is full-grown already in autumn (Toll, 1962a).


Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

From Fennoscandia and northern Russia to the Alps, and from Germany to the Baltic States and Poland (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


While the larvae of C. glitzella live preferably on plants in shady and damp situations, are the larvae of murinella found mostly in open and drier habitats (Toll, 1962a).


Hering (1957a), Ivinskis & Savenkov (1991a), Laštůvka, Laštůvka, Liška ao (1992a), Razowski (1990a), Tokár, Richter, Richter, ao (2010a), Toll (1962a).

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