Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora vibicigerella

Coleophora vibicigerella Zeller, 1839

essex case-bearer

Coleophora vibicigerella case

from Toll (1952a)


Laterally strongly compressed, two-valved, black silken case, narrowed behind the mouth. Rear end narrowed, strong ventral keel. Mouth angle c. 0°.


Asteraceae, oligophagous

Achillea millefolium; Artemisia campestris.


Larvae from September till May (Hering, 1957a).


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

distribution within Europe

From Sweden and Finland to the Iberian Peninsula, Italy, and Bulgaria, and from Britain to the Baltic States (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Buhr (1935a), Hartig (1939a), Hering (1930b, 1957a), Ivinskis & Savenkov (1991a), Kaila & Kerppola (1992a), Kasy (1965a), Klimesch (1958c), Patzak (1974a), Razowski (1990a), Sønderup (1949a), Suire (1961a), Šulcs (1996a), Szőcs (1977a), Toll (1962a).

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