Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora partitella

Coleophora partitella Zeller, 1849


Laterally strongly compressed, two-valved, black silken case, hardly narrowed behind the mouth, 10-11.5 mm long. Rear end narrowed, ventrally a weak keel. Mouth angle 20-25°.

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Achillea millefolium; Artemisia absinthium, alba.

A reference by Vávra to Centaurea stoebe seems dubious


Larvae from September till May (Hering, 1957a).


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

distribution within Europe

From Scandinavia and Finland to the Iberian Peninsula, Italy and Romania, and from France to Poland (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Aarvik, Karsholt, Larsen & Schnack (1988a), Baldizzone (1989c, 2004a), Baldizzone, Tokár, Z & S Kovács (2004a), Biesenbaum & van der Wolf (1999a), Gerstberger (2000a), Hering (1957a), Ivinskis & Savenkov (1991a), Kasy (1983a), Klimesch (1950c), Mitterberger (1931a), Nel (1992b), Pröse (1995a), Razowski (1990a), Suire (1961a), Šulcs (1996a), Šumpich (2017a), Szőcs (1977a), Toll (1962a), Vávra (2016a).

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