The Moths of Suffolk
490 Coleophora lutipennella, (Zeller, 1838)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Oak woodland, preferring margins of rides and isolated oak trees

Flight Period : Single-brooded; July to August

Larval foodplants : Deciduous oak (Quercus) and possibly also Sweet Chestnut (Castanea sativa)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Copdock (Hkg); Ipswich in 1904 (Mly) and bred freely from larvae on Bentley Woods oaks in 1934 (Trans. ii, p. clxxvi); Brandon (Barrett).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 10-12mm


Confusion species
    AdultColeophora flavipennella
Coleophora milvipennis
Coleophora adjectella
Coleophora lithargyrinella
Coleophora solitariella
    Larval caseColeophora flavipennella

Compare confusion species
    Larval case

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Gen. det. Jon Clifton - Eye, Suffolk (8.vii.2010) © Paul Kitchener

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Larval case on oak bud - Barnhamcross Common, Suffolk (28.iv.2006) © A Prichard

Flight chart
28 100

Life history chart
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