Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora vermiculatella

Coleophora vermiculatella Glaser, 1975

on Salsola

Coleophora vermiculatella: case

case (from Glaser)

Coleophora vermiculatella: case

older case, after loss of the flower remnants


The larva feeds on the ripening fruits. Initially the case is partly hidden by the remnants of a floret; this later often falls off. The case itself is light ochraceous, trivalved, 5-7 mm long; the mouth angle is 80°-85°.


Amaranthaceae, narrowly monophagous

Salsola vermiculata.


Larvae from early September till mid-October.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Corley, Marabuto, Maravalhas ao (2009a), Glaser (1975a).

Last modified 21.ii.2018