Coleophora virgatella Zeller, 1849

Coleophora virgatella case

from Toll (1952a)


Curved, dark brown lobe case, of which the lobes untidily stick in every direction; mouth angle c. 45°.

host plants

Lamiaceae, oligophagous (?)

Salvia glutinosa, pratensis; Stachys.

Also reported from Achillea and Globularia by Toll (1952a) and some later authors; it is uncertain if this represents structural relations.


Larvae from autumn till May next year (Hering, 1957a).


BE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

NE not recorded (Baldizzone & van der Wolf, 2000a).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

From Germany and Poland to the Pyrenees, Italy, and Greece; also in South Russia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Baldizzone (1983c), Baldizzone, Tokár, Z & S Kovács (2004a), Baldizzone & van der Wolf (2000a), Hering (1957a), Huemer (2002a), Kasy (1965a, 1983a, 1985a), Klimesch (1958c), Kuchlein & Donner (1993), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Leutsch (2011a), Maček (1999a), Mitterberger (1931a), Nel (1992c), Patzak (1974a), Razowski (1990a), Szőcs (1977a, 1981a), Toll (1952a, 1962a).

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