Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora sisteronica

Coleophora sisteronica Toll, 1961


Dark brown composite leaf case of 2.5-4 mm with a mouth angle of 45┬░. The case is composed of some ten mined leaflets, that are placed transversely one after the other. Contrary to C. acrisella, that makes a comparable case, the interior is smooth. Like in acrisella, the mouth opening is shifted laterally, causing the case to lie on its side on the leaf.

host plants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Coronilla minima, repanda, valentina subsp. glauca.


Autumn till May.

distribution within Europe

Southern France, Spain, Italy (Fauna Europaea, 2010).


Illustrated by Baldizzone (1976a).


Baldizzone (1976a, 1979a, 1987b), Baldizzone, Varalda & Donato (2010a), Corley, Nunes, Rosete, ao (2020a), Corley, Rosete, Gon├žalves ao (2018a), Nel (1992b,c).

Last modified 9.iv.2021