Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora pulchripennella

Coleophora pulchripennella Baldizzone, 2011

on Erica

Coleophora pulchripennella: case on Erica arborea

case (from Baldizzone & Landry)


Shining black bivalved sheath case of c. 9 mm long with a mouth angle of 20-25°, and a distinct ventral keel.

host plants

Ericaceae, narrowly monophagous

Erica arborea.

distribution within Europe

Mediterranean region, from Spain to Greece


illustrated and described by Baldizzone & Landry (2011a).


vicariates with Coleophora pyrrhulipennella.


Baldizzone & Landry (2011a), Baldizzone & scalercio (2018a), Corley, Merckx, Cardoso, Dale, Marabuto, Maravalhas & Pires (2012a).

Last modified 19.viii.2019