Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora uliginosella

Coleophora uliginosella Glitz, 1872

on Vaccinium

Coleophora uliginosella: case

case © T Rinta-Paavola 2012 (from


The larva lives in a silken tube, around which a mined and withered leaf has untidily been folded.

host plants

Ericaceae, narrowly monophagous

Vaccinium uliginosum.


Larvae full-grown already in autumn (Toll, 1962a).


Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

From Fennoscandia and northern Russia to the Pyrenees and Italy, and from France to the Baltic States and Poland (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Hering (1957a), Ivinskis & Savenkov (1991a), Jaroš & Spitzer (2013a), Patzak (1974a), Pröse (1995a), Sønderup (1949a), Toll (1962a).

Last modified 28.ii.2018