Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora tolli

Coleophora tolli Klimesch, 1951

Coleophora tolli case

Thymus, Austria, Styria; from Klimesch (1951d)

Coleophora tolli case

from Toll (1962a)


Trivalved tubular silken case of 8.9.5 mm with a mouth angle of c. 30°. The case is light brown and has a number of indistinct length lines. The mines are quite small at first, but later the leaves are completely mined out.

The cases cannot be distinguished from those of C. thymi; of neither species the larvae have been described.

host plants

Lamiaceae, monophagous



Larvae from autumn till June.


Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

From Germany to the Pyrenees and Italy, and from France to Slovakia (Fauna Europaea, 2010).


Baldizzone (2000a), Baldizzone & Nel (2003a), Baldizzone, van der Wolf & Landry (2006a), Hering (1957a), Huemer & Mayr (2000a), Klimesch (1951d), Schmid (2011a), Toll (1962a).

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