Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora repentis

Coleophora repentis Klimesch, 1947

Coleophora repentis case

from Toll (1962a)


The young larvae begin by making a broad corridor mine, and make their first case out of it. They make large fleck mines, that may occupy three quarter of the leaf surface; to do this, they have the leave their cases. Before moving to a new leaf they make a new case out of the old mine. The case is a trivalved tubular leaf case of 4-6.5 mm with a mouth angle of 40-45°.

host plants

Caryophyllaceae, narrowly monophagous

Gypsophila repens.

distribution within Europe

Alpine Region (Fauna Europaea, 2009); recorded also from the Tatra mountains by Beiger (1979b).


Coleophora franzi Klimesch, 1947.


Baldizzone & Nel (1992b), Beiger (1979b), Burmann (1980a), Hering (1957a), Huemer (1996a), Klimesch (1947a), Huemer (1998b, 2005a), Schmid (2011a), Toll (1962a).

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