The Moths of Suffolk
491 Coleophora gryphipennella, (Hübner, 1796)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Open woodland, scrub, wasteland, downland, wherever the foodplant grows

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late June to July

Larval foodplants : Varieties of rose (Rosa), locally often found on Dog Rose (Rosa canina)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Occasionally on Monks Soham windows in June 1908-34 (Mly); Glemham Magna among wild-rose (.Bloomf.); Flixton near Bungay (Ctw).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 10.5-13mm


Confusion species
    AdultMetriotes lutareaColeophora serratella
Coleophora spinella, Apple and Plum Case-bearerColeophora milvipennis
Coleophora adjectellaColeophora siccifolia
Coleophora lusciniaepennellaColeophora idaeella
Coleophora vitisellaColeophora orbitella
Coleophora ahenellaColeophora laricella, Larch Case-bearer
Coleophora antennariellaColeophora sylvaticella

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Case found on Dog rose. - Ipswich, Suffolk (x.2004) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Larval case on Dog Rose - Ufford, Suffolk (17.iv.2007) © A Prichard