Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora peribenanderi

Coleophora peribenanderi Toll, 1943

pale thistle case-bearer

Coleophora peribenanderi case

Cirsium arvense, Nieuwendam

Coleophora peribenanderi case

Cirsium arvense, Belgium, prov. Brabant, Cortil-Noirmont;© Jean-Yves Baugnée

Coleophora peribenanderi case

Cirsium arvense, Belgium, prov. Liège, Bernalmont © Jean-Yves Baugnée

Coleophora peribenanderi mines


Coleophora peribenanderi: case (exceptionally long)

Belgium, West Flanders, Wielsbeke: exceptionally large case © Steve Wullaert


Yellow-brown to light grey tubular silken case with darker length lines. The case is fairly large (up to 17 mm) and very slender. The rear end is three-valved, the mouth angle about 50°. The larva feeds at the underside of the leaf.

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Arctium lappa; Carduus acanthoides, tenuiflorus; Carlina; Centaurea; Cirsium acaule, arvense, dissectum, ferox, monspessulanum, oleraceum, palustre, vulgare.

Carduus and Cirsium certainly are the most important hostplants.


Full-grown cases in September – October; after hibernation the larva usually does not feed any more and pupates (Emmet, Langmaid, Bland ao, 1996a).


BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

NE recorded (van der Wolf, 1992a;, 2009).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Almost all Europe (Fauna Europaea, 2009).



Coleophora therinella: auct.; C. trochilella: Hering, 1957a.


Baldizzone (1979a, 1983c, 1984a, 1990c), Baldizzone & Hartig (1978a), Baldizzone, Tokár, Z & S Kovács (2004a), Beiger (1958a), Biesenbaum (2001b), Biesenbaum & van der Wolf (1999a), Buhr (1935a), Emmet, Langmaid, Bland ao (1996a), Hering (1957a), Huisman & Koster (1999a), Huisman, Koster, Muus & van Nieukerken (2013a), Huisman, Koster, van Nieukerken & Ellis (2007a), Huisman, Koster, van Nieukerken & Ulenberg (2004a), Ivinskis & Savenkov (1991a), Kaltenbach & Roesler (1985a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Kvičala (1938a), Leutsch (2011a), Michaelis (1983a), van Nieukerken, Gielis, Huisman ao (1993a), Nowakowski (1954a), Patzak (1974a), Pröse (1995a), Razowski (1990a), Robbins (1991a), Sønderup (1949a), Szőcs (1977a), Toll (1962a), Wieser & Huemer (1999a), van der Wolf (1992a).

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