Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Thiotricha coleella

Thiotricha coleella (Constant, 1885)

on Phillyrea


In March the larva lives in a straight brown, 6-7 mm long case made out of remnants of floral parts; the case strongly reminds of a group of withered flowers. Pupation in the case – the moth appears only in the end of September.

host plants

Oleaceae, monophagous

Phillyrea latifolia.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


See Constant.


Ptocheuusa coleella.


Constant (1885a), Huemer (1993b).

Last modified 7.viii.2019