The Moths of Suffolk
499 Coleophora limosipennella, (Duponchel, 1843)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Wood margins and hedgerows with elm saplings

Flight Period : Single-brooded, late June to July

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

Records : Milden (N Sherman, 7.vi.2003), Priestley Wood (A Prichard, 30.v.2004), Spouses Grove (N Sherman, 31.v.2004)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Bentley Woods in July 1901 (Pyett); Leiston (Grey); Southwold (Ctw); Lowestoft and Fritton (Bd); bred in June 1929 from case found in Greenacres Lane at Gorleston (Mly).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 10-13.5mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultColeophora flavipennellaColeophora milvipennis
Coleophora adjectellaColeophora badiipennella
Coleophora alnifoliaeColeophora trigeminella
Coleophora arctostaphyli
    Larval caseColeophora badiipennella

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Case found on Elm - Milden, Suffolk (vi.2003) © Neil Sherman

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Larval case on elm - Barnhamcross Common, Suffolk (23.v.2004) © A Prichard
Early larval case beside leaf cut-out and feeding mines on Small-leaved Elm - Ipswich, Suffolk (16.x.2009) © Neil Sherman