Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora vulnerariae

Coleophora vulnerariae Zeller, 1839

lost case-bearer

on Anthyllis

Coleophora vulnerariae: case

case (from Nel, 1994b)


The larvae, without case, eats the seeds out of a number of pods. Probably only in its last instar it spins itself a case, inside a calyx, sometimes with the flower still attached.

host plants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Anthyllis vulneraria.

distribution within Europe

Almost all Europe, except Ireland, the Benelux and the Mediterranean Islands (PESI, 2018).


See Nel (1994b).


The case that is depicted by Suire does not belong to vulnerariae.


Aarvik, Bakke, Berg ao (1997a), Baldizzone (1979b, 2004a), Baldizzone & Luquet (1981a), Biesenbaum & van der Wolf (1999a) , Bird (1889), Emmet, Langmaid, Bland ao (1996a), Ivinskis & Savenkov (1991a), Klimesch (1942a), Nel (1992b,c. 1994b), Patzak (1974a,b), Suire (1961a).

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