The Moths of Suffolk
497 Coleophora badiipennella, (Duponchel, 1843)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Hedgerows, wood margins and scrub with elm saplings

Flight Period : Single-brooded, June to July

Larval foodplants : English Elm (Ulmus procera) and Small-leaved Elm (Ulmus minor)

Records : Mildenhall (J Langmaid & A M Emmet, 21.v.1997), Lineage Wood (J Clifton, 9.x.2004), Tattingstone (A Prichard, 1.vi.2005), Minsmere (R Harvey & J Higgott, 17.vi.2005)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Listed as non-Suffolk

Wingspan details : Wingspan 9-10.5mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultColeophora lutipennellaColeophora gryphipennella
Coleophora flavipennellaColeophora milvipennis
Coleophora adjectellaColeophora alnifoliae
Coleophora solitariella
    Larval caseColeophora limosipennella

Compare confusion species
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Larval case on elm - Tuddenham, Suffolk (1.vi.2004) © A Prichard

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Larval case on elm - Tuddenham, Suffolk (1.vi.2004) © A Prichard