The Moths of Suffolk
518 Coleophora mayrella, (Hübner, 1813)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Grassland, roadside verges and wasteland

Flight Period : Single-brooded, June and less frequently in July and August

Larval foodplants : White Clover (Trifolium repens)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Taken at Bungay about 1903 by Mrs. Mann (Trans. i, 36), probably at light. Hemley in 1930 (Whit.).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 10.5-12mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultColeophora trifolii
Coleophora alcyonipennella, Clover Case-bearer
Coleophora frischella
Coleophora deauratella
Coleophora fuscicornis
    Larval caseColeophora alcyonipennella, Clover Case-bearer

Compare confusion species
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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2006) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Thetford Warren, Suffolk (4.vii.2009) © Lee Gregory