Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora pappiferella

Coleophora pappiferella Hofmann, 1869

burren case-bearer

on Antennaria, etc.

Coleophora pappiferella: case

case (from Patzak, 1974a)


The larva feeds on the fruits, living among the pappus, in a 6.5 mm long, dark brown, trivalved, cylindrical case with a mouth angle of ± 80°. The case is profusely decorated with pappus hairs.


Asteraceae – Gnaphalieae, narrowly oligophagous

Antennaria dioica; Filago arvensis; Gnaphalium sylvaticum; Helichrysum arenarium.


Larvae in July-August; once full fed they leave their host plant.


Not in the Benelux

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Baldizzone (1976b, 2000a), Baldizzone, Tokár & Kovács (2004a), Baldizzone & van der Wolf (2000a), Cama & Nel (2008a), Chrétien (1909a), Emmet, Langmaid, Bland ao (1996a), Heckford (2001a), Ivinskis & Savenkov (1991a), Marek & Krampl (1990a), Patzak (1974a).

Last modified 10.ii.2021