Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora serinipennella

Coleophora serinipennella Christoph, 1972

on Atriplex, Halimione

Coleophora serinipennella: gall on Atriplex halimus

Atriplex halimus, gall (uit Glaser, 1980b)


Larva solitary in a stem gall: stem swollen, somewhat unilaterally, over 28-30 mm tot a thickness of 8-10 mm. Gall chamber interiorly lined with silk.

Amaranthaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Atriplex glauca, halimus, mollis; Halimione portulacoides.


Galls in August.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Coleophora deserticola Toll, 1944; C. novella Chr├ętien, 1926; C. soffneri Toll, 1944; C. stefanii de Joannis, 1899.


Baldizzone (1979b,c, 1983a, 1990b), Baldizzone & van der Wolf (2000a), Chr├ętien (1926a), Glaser (1980b), Houard (1908a), Nel (1992c), de Stafeni (1900a), Suire (1961a), Toll (1944).

Last modified 30.iv.2020