Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora sardocorsa

Coleophora sardocorsa Baldizzone, 1983

Coleophora sardocorsa

case schematised (from Baldizzone, 1983b)

Coleophora sardocorsa

larva, markings on the thorax


Slender composite leaf case, made out of 6-7 mined leaflets. The cases measures 9-11 mm, is bivalved, and has a mouth angle of c. 40°. The rearmost leaflet, in which the larva has hibernated, is dark brown, the remainder of the case is light brown.


Fabaceae, monophagous

Genista aspalathoides, corsica.


The larva hibernates in a tiny case.

distribution within Europe

Corsica, Sardinia (Fauna Europaea, 2010).


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

Last modified 3.ii.2018