Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora thurneri

Coleophora thurneri Glaser 1969

Coleophora thurneri case

from Toll (1962a)


Brownish, very thin, tubular silken case of 10-11 mm with a mouth angle of 45°.


Asteraceae, monophagous

Artemisia alba.

The statement by Glaser (1969a), Moehringia were the hostplant, has turned out to be incorrect. Only cases with pupae were found attached to this plant; the larvae had strayed from their real hostplant (Baldizzone & Buvat, 1983a).


Larvae found in mid-May.

distribution within Europe

South-France, Italy, Croatia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


The case was, under the name thurneri, illustrated already by Toll (1962a), but not described. Only the description by Glaser (1968a) gave the name its nomenclatural availability.


Baldizzone (1992a, 2004a), Baldizzone & Buvat (1983a), Baldizzone, Nel & Sutter (1992a), Buschmann & Pastorális (2017a), Glaser (1968a), Richter & Pastorális (2015a), Toll (1962a).

Last modified 24.ii.2018