The Moths of Suffolk
509 Coleophora violacea, (Ström, 1783)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Various habitats including open woodland, parks and scrub

Flight Period : Single-brooded, late May to June

Larval foodplants : Rather polyphagous, most frequent on Rosaceae on Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), hawthorn (Crataegus), apple (Malus), Rowan and Whitebeam (Sorbus), pear (Pyrus), bramble (Rubus), rose (Rosa) but also on Sweet Chestnut (Castina sativa), lime (Tilia), birch (Betula), elm (Ulmus), alder (Alnus), hornbeam (Carpinus betulus), Hazel (Corylus avellana), possibly Buckthorn (Rhamnus catharticus), Way-faring Tree (Viburnum lantana), agrimony (Agrimonia), cinquefoils (Potentilla), Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria) and Wild Strawberry (Fragaria vesca)

Records : Lineage Wood (J Clifton,9.x.2004)

Wingspan details : Wingspan 9-11mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultColeophora serratellaColeophora coracipennella
Coleophora prunifoliaeColeophora orbitella
Coleophora binderellaColeophora ahenella
Coleophora albitarsella
    Larval caseColeophora fuscocuprella
Coleophora potentillae
Coleophora ahenella

Compare confusion species
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Life history chart
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