The Moths of Suffolk
504 Coleophora lusciniaepennella, (Treitschke, 1833)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Wherever sallow grows and bogs and fens with plenty of Bog-myrtle

Flight Period : SIngle-brooded, late June to July

Larval foodplants : Smooth-leaved or rough-leaved sallows or willows (Salix), including Osier (Salix viminalis), Bog Myrtle (Myrica gale) and occasionally on birch (Betula)

Records : Elveden (P Stirling, 15.vii.2004; G Finch, 14.v.2007), Minsmere (J Langmaid & J Higgott, 1.x.2005), Thornham (P Kitchener, 23.vi.2006), Bradfield Woods (A Prichard, 28.x.2006)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Found somwehat rarely among sallow at Tuddenham on the Breck (Warren); and near Cavenham late in 1936 (Whit).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 10-13.5mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultMetriotes lutareaColeophora gryphipennella
Coleophora coracipennellaColeophora prunifoliae
Coleophora spinella, Apple and Plum Case-bearerColeophora idaeella

Compare confusion species
    Adult

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Gen. det. Jon Clifton - Eye, Suffolk (2.vii.2010) © Paul Kitchener

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Larval case on sallow - Bradfield Woods, Suffolk (28.x.2006) © A Prichard

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Larval case on sallow - Bradfield Woods, Suffolk (28.x.2006) © A Prichard
on Sallow (Salix) - Bradfield Woods, Suffolk (5.v.2012) © A Prichard
on Sallow (Salix) - Bradfield Woods, Suffolk (5.v.2012) © A Prichard