The Moths of Suffolk
512 Coleophora binderella, (Kollar, 1832)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Alder carr, woodland with hazel and heathland with mature birch

Flight Period : SIngle-brooded, late June to July

Larval foodplants : Alder (Alnus), Hazel (Corylus avellana) or birch (Betula) and also Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus)

Records : Eye (P Kitchener, 11.vii.2004), Minsmere (J Langmaid, J Higgott & R Harvey, 28.vii.2007)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Listed as non-Suffolk

Wingspan details : Wingspan 8-12mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultColeophora gryphipennellaColeophora serratella
Coleophora coracipennellaColeophora prunifoliae
Coleophora siccifoliaColeophora lusciniaepennella
Coleophora orbitellaColeophora ahenella
    Larval caseColeophora serratella
Coleophora orbitella

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Larval case on Alder - Carlton Marshes, Suffolk (9.vi.2012) © A Prichard

Flight chart
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