Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora zelleriella

Coleophora zelleriella Heinemann, 1854

Coleophora zelleriella cases

from Toll (1962a)


Black pistol case. The case is covered with grey plant hairs, but to a variable degree. Compared to C. albidella on the same host plant, the case is not paunchy, and bent more sharply down to the rear end.

host plants

Salicaceae, monophagous

Salix aurita, caprea, cinerea.

In SE Europe also Quercus (Baldizzone, 2020a)


Larvae from autumn till June.


BE recorded (Phegea, 2010).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a;, 2010).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

From Sweden to the Mediterranean, and from France to South Russia; not known from the Mediterranean Islands (Fauna Europaea, 2010).


Baldizzone (1990b, 2004a, 2020a), Baldizzone & scalercio (2018a), Biesenbaum & van der Wolf (1999a), Gielis, Huisman, Kuchlein ao (1985a), Hering (1957a), Huemer (1986b, 2012a), Huemer & Wiesner (1997a), Huisman & Koster (1996a, 1998a), Ivinskis & Savenkov (1991a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Patzak (1974a,b), De Prins (1998a), Razowski (1990a), Schütze (1931a), Sønderup (1949a), Starý (1930a), Suire (1961a), Szőcs (1977a), Toll (1952a, 1960a), Wullaert (2017a).

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