The Moths of Suffolk
521 Coleophora conyzae, Zeller, 1868

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare, possibly overlooked

Habitats : Open chalk or limestone downland and also damper marshier situations

Flight Period : SIngle-brooded, late June to July

Larval foodplants : Ploughman's Spikenard (Inula conyza), Common Fleabane (Pulicaria dysenterica) and less frequently on Hemp-agrimony (Eupatorium cannabinum)

Records : Great Glemham (A Prichard, 21.vi.2006)

Wingspan details : Wingspan 12-16mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultColeophora lineolea
Coleophora tricolor
Coleophora lixella
Coleophora currucipennella
Coleophora pennella

Compare confusion species
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Larval case on Common Fleabane - Great Glemham, Suffolk (21.vi.2006) © A Prichard

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Larval case on Common Fleabane - Great Glemham, Suffolk (21.vi.2006) © A Prichard
Larval case on Common Fleabane - Great Glemham, Suffolk (21.vi.2006) © A Prichard