The Moths of Suffolk
492 Coleophora flavipennella, (Duponchel, 1843)

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)

Records : Santon Downham (B Palmer, 1987-1989), Elveden (B Statham, 16-23.vi.2003; P Sterling, 15.vii.2004), Minsmere (J Langmaid & J Higgott, 1.x.2005 & 29.x.2006) & Thornham (P Kitchener, 23.vi.2006)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed

Wingspan details : Wingspan 10.5-12.5mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultColeophora lutipennellaColeophora milvipennis
Coleophora adjectellaColeophora badiipennella
Coleophora alnifoliaeColeophora limosipennella
Coleophora lithargyrinellaColeophora solitariella
    Larval caseColeophora lutipennella

Compare confusion species
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Gen. det. Jon Clifton - Eye, Suffolk (5.vii.2010) © Paul Kitchener

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Found on Oak bud - Ipswich, Suffolk (iv.2008) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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