Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora peisoniella

Coleophora peisoniella Kasy, 1965

on Artemisia

Coleophora peisoniella: case

case (from Kasy, 1965a)


Initially the larva lives in a flower head that has been eaten out. Inside, the larva spins its case. When the cause has about its final size, the flower head mostly drops off. The final case is light brown, 5-6 mm long, trivalved, and has a mouth angle of ± 70°.


Asteraceae, narrowly monophagous

Artemisia maritima.


Not known from the Benelux.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Baldizzone, Tokár Z & S Kovács (2004a), Baldizzone & van der Wolf (2000a), Kasy (1965a), Nel (2003a).

Last modified 4.ix.2018