The Moths of Suffolk
496 Coleophora milvipennis, Zeller, 1839

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Heathland and open woodland

Flight Period : Single-brooded, July

Larval foodplants : Birch (Betula), occasionally on Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus). On the continent also on alder (Alnus), Hazel (Corylus avellana) and Bog-myrtle (Myrica gale)

Wingspan details : Wingspan 10.5-13mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultColeophora lutipennellaColeophora gryphipennella
Coleophora flavipennellaColeophora adjectella
Coleophora badiipennellaColeophora alnifoliae
Coleophora solitariella
    Larval caseColeophora serratella
Coleophora alnifoliae

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Larval case

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Confirmed by Jon Clifton by dissection - Ipswich, Suffolk (v.2011) © Neil Sherman

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Case found on Silver Birch. - Ipswich, Suffolk (ix.2004) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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100 13 8

Life history chart
JFMAMJJASOND
larval diapause larval diapause larval diapause larva larvapupaimago ovapupaimago larva larva larva larva larval diapause larval diapause

Further Photographs

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Larval case on birch (Betula) - Thorpeness, Suffolk (29.ix.2007) © A Prichard