Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora musculella

Coleophora musculella Mühlig, 1864

Coleophora musculella cases

from Toll (1962a)


Trivalved tubular silken case of 5-6 mm, with a mouth angle of 35-40°. The case is yellowish brown with a number of brownish black length lines, that are rather vague anteriorly.

host plants

Caryophyllaceae, monophagous

Dianthus carthusianorum, superbus.


Larvae from September till May.


Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

From Poland to the Pyrenees, and from France to Hungary (Fauna Europaea, 2010).


Gerstberger (2000a), Hering (1957a), Nel (1994a), Razowski (1990a), Schütze (1931a), Suire (1961a), Szőcs (1977a), Toll (1952a, 1962a).

Last modified 30.viii.2019