Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora odorariella

Coleophora odorariella Mühlig, 1857


A tubular silken case, sprinkled with sand grains. The colour is brownish, with yellowish length lines. The case is trivalved, up to about 13 mm long, and has a mouth angle of ca 45°.

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Jurinea humilis, mollis; Serratula.


Larvae are full grown in July (Hering, 1957a).


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

distribution within Europe

From Germany to Romania, but also Spain and Macedonia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Coleophora chrysocomae Hering, 1942.


Hering (1942b) described hid chrysocomae on the basis of material that he had reared from Aster linosyris. It is unconceivable that the synonymy above implies an extension of the palate of
odorariella to this plant. Rather it must be assumed that during the breeding, or the labelling that followed, something went astray.


Baldizzone (1988b), Baldizzone, Tokár, Z & S Kovács (2004a), Biesenbaum & van der Wolf (1999a), Hering (1957a), Kasy (1959b, 1974a, 1985a), Nel (1992b), Toll (1962a), Szőcs (1977a, 1981a).

Last modified 30.viii.2019