Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora tanaceti

Coleophora tanaceti Mühlig, 1865

Coleophora tanaceti: case

case (from Coenen, 1996a)


Smooth, brown, tubular silken cas. The trivalved case has a sharp bend just behind the mouth. Length 6-8 mm (9 mm, according to Nel), mouth angle c. 10°. Generally this species lives in the inflorescence, feeding om the flowers; rarely however it behaves as a leafminer.

host plants

Asteraceae, narrowly monophagous

Tanacetum vulgare.


Larvae from August till November (Hering, 1957a).


BE recorded (Phegea, 2010).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a;, 2010).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

From fennoscandia to the Mediterranean, and from France to South Russia; not, however, in the Balkan Peninsula (Fauna Europaea, 2010).


Baldizzone & Nel (1992a), Baldizzone & Tabell (1999a), Baldizzone, Tokár, & Kovács (2004a), Biesenbaum & van der Wolf (1999a), Coenen (1996a), Gerstberger (2000a), Gielis Huisman, Kuchlein ao (1985a), Hering (1957a), Huisman & Koster (1994a, 1996a, 1997a), Huisman, Koster, van Nieukerken & Ulenberg (2004a), Ivinskis & Savenkov (1991a), Kaltenbach & Roesler (1985a), Kasy (1965a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Leutsch (2002a), Nel (1999a), Patzak (1974a), De Prins (1998a), De Prins & Steeman (2014a), Pröse (1995a), Razowski (1990a), Schmitz (1998a), Steeman & Sierens (2020a), Suire (1961a), Toll (1952a).

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