Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora solidaginella

Coleophora solidaginella Staudinger, 1859

Lepidoptera, Coleophoridae

Coleophora solidaginella case

from Toll (1962a)


Laterally compressed spatulate leaf case of c. 12 mm. Rear end hardly narrowed, squarely cut off, bivalved. Mouth angle 30°. The larva makes 2 or 3 cases, that are cut out of the leaf margin.Hering (1936b) describes that the larvae, once they have attached the case to a leaf, may entirely leave their case, and then sometimes make real galleries.


Asteraceae, oligophagous

Dittrichia viscosa; Solidago.


Larvae till May.

distribution within Europe

Spain, Portugal (Fauna Europaea, 2010).


Coleophora conyzae xenia Hering, 1936.


Baldizzone (1986a), Baldizzone, van der Wolf & Landry (2006a), Hering (1936b, 1957a), Huertas Dionisio (2002a, 2007a), De Prins & Steeman (2013a), Toll (1962a).


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