Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora unigenella

Coleophora unigenella Svensson, 1966


Yellowish brown spatulate leaf case, cut out of the margin of the leaf, and therefore bearing a high, lobed, keel. Therefore also do the left and right side differ in hairiness. The case is 5-7 mm long, the mouth angle c. 45°. The youth case differs from the later case only in size. Larvae at the underside of the leaves.

host plants

Rosaceae, monophagous

Dryas octopetala.


Autumn till spring. The larva continues feeding after the hibernation.

distribution within Europe

Fennoscandia and North Russia; Alps (Fauna Europaea, 2010).


Described by Kyrki & Karvonen (1984a).


Burmann (1992a), Elmquist, Hellberg, Imby & Palmqvist (1994a), Kyrki & Karvonen (1984a), Svensson (1966a).

Last modified 24.i.2021