Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora sardiniae

Coleophora sardiniae Baldizzone, 1983

on Genista

Coleophora sardiniae

case (from Baldizzone, 1983b)

Coleophora sardiniae

larva, dorsal view


The final case is 5-6 mm long, dark brown, trivalved tubular silken case; the mouth angle is ± 60°. The larva feeds on the seeds in the pods.


Fabaceae, monophagous

Genista corsica.

distribution within Europe

Sardinia (PESI, 2018).


Baldizzone (1983b), Kaltenbach & Roesler (1985a).

Last modified 5.ix.2018