The Moths of Suffolk
510 Coleophora juncicolella, Stainton, 1851

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Heathland, and urban areas on cultivated heaths

Flight Period : SIngle-brooded, late June to July

Larval foodplants : Ling (Calluna vulgaris) and Bell Heather (Erica cinerea)

Records : Martlesham Heath (A Prichard, 26.iv.1999 & 9.v.2004), Purdis Heath (A Prichard, 26.iv.1999, 8.iv.2006), Ipswich (N Sherman & A Prichard, 30.iv.1999; N Sherman, 20.x.2004), Tunstall Common (A Prichard, 9.iii.2003), Blaxhall Common (A Prichard, 9.iii.2003), Sutton Heath (A Prichard, 9.iv.2006), Upper Hollesley (A Prichard, 9.iv.2006)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Herringfleet ('Ent. Week. Intel. 1860, p. 172:' sic mis-referenced by Bloomfield). Taken by sweeping on the Breck-sands in 1885 (Farren, Ent. 1886, 82); Sutton Heath in 1935.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 6-8mm


Confusion species : None

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Case found on Heather. - Ipswich, Suffolk (x.2004) © Neil Sherman

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Cases swept from Calluna - Sutton Heath, Suffolk (9.iv.2006) © A Prichard
Preferred habitat - shadier and damper areas of heathland - Sutton Heath, Suffolk (9.iv.2006) © A Prichard