The Moths of Suffolk
498 Coleophora alnifoliae, Barasch, 1934

Local Status : Non-Suffolk species

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Habitats : Mature alder stands, in woodland or by streams

Flight Period : Single-brooded, late June to August

Larval foodplants : Common Alder (Alnus glutinosa) or less often Grey Alder (Alnus incana)

Wingspan details : Wingspan 12-13mm

Identification

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

Compare confusion species
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Female (gen.det. Raymond Watson) First county record - Dunwich, Suffolk (25.vi.2017) © Paul Kitchener