Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora succursella

Coleophora succursella Herrich-Schäffer, 1855


Tubular silken case; the anterior 3/4 is covered with a short, erect, whitish felt. The rear end is hairless, quickly tapering, with a few dark length lines, tri-valved. The case is 10-12 mm long, the mouth angle is 40-45°.

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Achillea millefolium; Artemisia absinthium, campestris, vulgaris.


Larvae from October till June (Hering, 1957a).


BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

NE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

From Fennoscandia to the Pyrenees and Italy, and from France to Poland and Slovakia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Described by Suire (1961a).


Young cases can easily be confused with C. directella (Klimesch, 1958c).


Baldizzone & van der Wolf (2000a), Biesenbaum & van der Wolf (1999a), Buhr (1935a), Hering (1930b, 1957a), Ivinskis & Savenkov (1991a) , Klimesch (1958c), Maček (1999a), Patzak (1974a), Sønderup (1949a), Suire (1961a), Šumpich (2017a), Szabóky, Tokár & Pastorális (2007a), Szőcs (1977a), Toll (1952a, 1962a), Vávra (2016a), Wieser & Huemer (1999a).

Last modified 22.ii.2023