Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora pulmonariella

Coleophora pulmonariella Ragonot, 1874

Coleophora pulmonariella case

from Toll (1962a)


Very slender, dark brown, tubular, composite leaf case. The frontal part is somehwat hairy, otherwise the case is bare. Mouth angle 45°. The case (and the adult) strongly resemble that of C. albitarsella.

Contrary to C. pennella, living on the same host plants, mines are made all over the leaf.

host plants

Boraginaceae, oligophagous

Aegonychon purpurocaeruleum; Myosotis scorpioides, sylvatica; Pulmonaria mollis, obscura, officinalis; Symphytum officinale, tuberosum.


Larva from autumn till June next year (Patzak, 1974a).


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

distribution within Europe

From Sweden and northern Russia to the Pyrenees and Italy, and from France to Romania (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Baldizzone, Tokár, Z & S Kovács (2004a), Baldizzone, Varalda & Donato (2010a), Baran (2008a), Beiger (1970a), Buhr (1956a), Hering (1957a), Kasy (1974a), Maček (1999a), Patzak (1974a), Razowski (1990a), Schmid (2019a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Sønderup (1949a), Szőcs (1977a, 1978a), Toll (1962a), Varenne & Nel (2008a), Wieser & Huemer (1999a).

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