The Moths of Suffolk
516 Coleophora trifolii, (Curtis, 1832)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Rough grassland, waste ground and roadside verges

Flight Period : Single-brooded June to July

Larval foodplants : Ribbed Melilot (Melilotus officinalis) or Tall Melilot (Melilotus altissima)

Records : Ipswich (A Prichard, 15.vii.1998), Botany Bay (J Clifton, 22.vii.2000), Rushmere St Andrew (J Higgott, 4.vii.2001), Martlesham Heath (S Goddard, 2.vi.2002), Moulton (A Prichard, 27.vi.2003), Sibton (N Sherman, 23.vii.2003), Eye (P Kitchener, 21.viii.2003), Sudbury (S Read, 23.v.2004), Thornham (P Kitchener, 23.vi.2006)

Wingspan details : Wingspan 15-20mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultColeophora alcyonipennella, Clover Case-bearer
Coleophora frischella
Coleophora mayrella
Coleophora deauratella
Coleophora fuscicornis

Compare confusion species
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Flight chart
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Life history chart
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