Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora solenella

Coleophora solenella Staudinger, 1859

Coleophora solenella, case

from Toll (1962a)


The egg, shaped like a bundt cake, is deposited on a leaf, near the tip. The first instar, yellowish brown larve lives as a miner. Then a case is formed; when fully developed this is an almost straight, tubular silken case, yellow brown, up to 20 mm long. Rear end weakly compressed, two-valved. Mouth angle c. 40°.


Asteraceae, narrowly monophagous

Artemisia campestris.


Larvae from September till August (Baldizzone, Pensati & Passerin d’Entrèves, 1999a).

distribution within Europe

France, Switzerland, Spain, Italy; also South Russia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Baldizzone & Nel (1993c), Baldizzone, Pensati & Passerin d’Entrèves (1999a), Hering (1957a), Nel (1992b), Suire (1961a), Toll (162a).

Last modified 20.ii.2018