Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora sergiella

Coleophora sergiella Falkovitch, 1979


Bivalved spatulate leaf case of c. 6 mm with a mouth angle of c. 45°; the case is light brown with a felty surface. The case may have dorsal lobes, when the original mine was near the leaf margin. In a few specimens the case was a composite leaf case, made out of two leaf fragments.


Rosaceae, narrowly monophagous

Potentilla cinerea.


Active larvae were found in late June.

distribution within Europe

Southern France, Spain, Czechia, Slovakia, Austria, Hungary (Fauna Europaea, 2011).


Baldizzone & Luquet (1981a), Baldizzone, Luquet, Klimesch & Leraut (1981a), Baldizzone & Nel (1994b), Liška ao (2000a).

Last modified 6.ix.2018