Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora salicorniae

Coleophora salicorniae Heinemann & Wocke, 1877

glasswort case-bearer

Coleophora salicorniae case

from Toll (1962a)

Coleophora salicorniae: case on Salicornia europaea

Salicornia europaea, England, Somerset, Bridgwater Bay, 7.x.2018 © Mark Wilson

Coleophora salicorniae: case on Salicornia europaea


Coleophora salicorniae: larva



Most of his life the larva lives as a stem borer. When almost fully fed it lives for a short wile in a case, made out of a cut end of a spike. Next, before the winter, it drops to the ground, leaves its case, and pupates in a siken cocoon in the mud.

host plants

Amaranthaceae, oligophagous

Salicornia appressa, emerici, europaea.


Cases can best be looked for around October 10 (Emmet ao, 1996a).


BE recorded (Phegea, 2010).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a;, 2010).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

All Europe, including the Mediterranean Islands and Cyprus (Fauna Europaea, 2010).


See Emmet ao (1996a).


Coleophora cypriacella Rebel, 1928.


Baldizzone (1979a, 1982c, 1983c, 1996a, 2020a), Baldizzone, Bella & Russo (1999a), Bond (2001a), Emmet, Langmaid, Bland ao (1996a), Gerstberger (2003a), Gielis, Huisman, Kuchlein ao (1985a), Glaser (1958a), Hering (1957a), Huertas Dionisio (2007a), Huisman, Koster, van Nieukerken & Ulenberg (2004a), Jansen & Asselbergs (1993a), Kaltenbach & Roesler (1985a), Kasy (1959a, 1965a), Patzak (1974a), Rickert (2010a, 2011a), Schütze (1931a), Suire (1961a), Szőcs (1977a), Toll (1952a, 1962a), Wegner (2010a).

Last modified 7.i.2023