Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora sodae

Coleophora sodae Baldizzone & Nel, 1993

on Salsola

Coleophora sodae: case

case (from Baldizone & Nel, 1992b)


The larva lives in the inflorescence and feeds on the developing fruits. It lives in a trivalved, ± 5 mm long case with a mouth angle of ± 40°. The case is covered with minute fragments of detritus and sand grains.


Amaranthaceae, monophagous

Salsola soda.


Cases in September-October.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Baldizzone & Nel (1993b), Baldizzone & van der Wolf (2000a), Baldizzone, van der Wolf & Landry (2006a), Huemer (2009a).

Last modified 6.ix.2018