Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora ononidella

Coleophora ononidella Millière, 1879

Lepidoptera, Coleophoridae


White, yellow or brown pistol case with a large, transparant pallium that covers most of the case.


Fabaceae, monophagous

Ononisspinosa & subsp. antiquorum + hircina.

A reference to Dorycnium suffruticosum by Chrétien (1926a) probably is erroneous. Szabóky ao (2007a) also mention Vicia craca; it is not clear, however, whether the species actually lived on that plant, or was just reared on it.


Larvae found in March and May (Gering, 1957a).


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

distribution within Europe

South of the line France – Cyprus (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Amsel & Hering (1931a), Baldizzone (1979a, 1983c, 1996a), Chrétien (1900a, 1926a), Hering (1957a), Nel (1992b,c), Suire (1961a), Szabóky, Tokár & Pastorális (2007a), Toll (1962a).


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