Coleophora onopordiella Zeller, 1849

Lepidoptera, Coleophoridae

Coleophora onopordiella case

from Toll (1962a)


Laterally compressed, bivalved, composite leaf case. The case is made up out of a relatively large number of some 15 leaf fragments, that extend saw-like dorsally and ventrally. Mouth angle about 30°.


Strongly polyphagous

Arctium; Berteroa; Bromus; Erysimum; Marrubium vulgare; Onopordum; Salvia; Secale; Stachys officinalis; Xeranthemum.

References to Stachys probably concern C. wockeella; the cases are quite similar (Nel & Buvat, 1992a).

distribution within Europe

France, Italy, and from Poland to Greece and Thrace (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Hering (1957a: 110) writes onopordinis, but this is a simple writing error, as is evident from the index.


Baldizzone (1983c), Baran (200a), Hering (1957a), Nel (1992b), Nel & Buvat (1992a), Razowski (1990a), Szőcs (1977a), Toll (1962a).


mod 18.vii.2017