The Moths of Suffolk
501 Coleophora siccifolia, Stainton, 1856

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Hedgerows, open areas containing its foodplant, heathland

Flight Period : Single-brooded, May to June

Larval foodplants : Birch (Betula), hawthorn (Crataegus), apple (Malus), or Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia)

Records : Minsmere (R Harvey & J Higgott, 21.vi.2005)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Taken at Lowestoft after 1890 (W. C. Boyd).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 12-14mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultMetriotes lutareaColeophora gryphipennella
Coleophora serratellaColeophora coracipennella
Coleophora prunifoliaeColeophora spinella, Apple and Plum Case-bearer
Coleophora idaeellaColeophora vitisella
Coleophora orbitellaColeophora ahenella
    Larval caseColeophora serratella

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