The Moths of Suffolk
506 Coleophora vitisella, Gregson, 1856

Local Status : Non-Suffolk species

National Status : Nationally Scarce A

Habitats : Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris) woodland and Calluna heathland with Scots Pine(Pinus sylvestris) or birch (Betula) tree invasion

Flight Period : Single-brooded, late May to mid-July

Larval foodplants : Cowberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea) and on the continent also on wintergreen (Pyrola)

Wingspan details : Wingspan 10-13mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultMetriotes lutareaColeophora gryphipennella
Coleophora spinella, Apple and Plum Case-bearerColeophora siccifolia
Coleophora lusciniaepennellaColeophora idaeella
Coleophora orbitella
    Larval caseColeophora idaeella

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Life history chart
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