Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora tamesis

Coleophora tamesis Waters, 1929

jointed-rush case-bearer

on Juncus


The larva feeds on the seeds, living in a seed case: a dark brown, 6-7 mm long, trivalved silken tube, the anterior half enclosed by the remnant of a flower. The mouth angle is 15°-20°.

host plants

Juncaceae, monophagous

Juncus articulatus, gerardii.


Larvae in August-September; once full fed they leave the host plant.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Coleophora cratipennella auct. nec Clemens.


The case is almost indistinguishable from the one of C. taeniipennella on the sane host plant.


Baldizzone (1985c, 1989c, 1996a, 2020a), Baldizzone & Landry (1993a), Baldizzone, Tokár & Kovács (2004a), Biesenbaum, Leideritz & Seliger (2005a), Biesenbaum & van der Wolf (1999a), Emmet, Langmaid, Bland ao (1996a), Huisman & Koster (1997a, 1999a), Ivinskis & Savenkov (1991a), Michaelis (1983a), van Nieukerken, Gielis, Huisman ao (1993a), Patzak (1974a), Robbins (1991a), Sauter & Whitebread (2005a), Steeman & Sierens (2019a), Wegner (2010a), Wullaert (2018a).

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