Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora virgatella

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).

Last modified 29.ii.2020