The Moths of Suffolk
522 Coleophora lineolea, (Haworth, 1828)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Wherever its foodplant occurs

Flight Period : Single-brooded, late June to August

Larval foodplants : Black Horehound (Ballota nigra), Hedge Woundwort (Stachys sylvatica), less often on Lamb's-ear (Stachys lanata), Betony (Stachys officinalis) or White Horehound (Marrubium vulgare)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Quite an uncommon kind, on Stellaria. The 1890 localities (Swefling, Leiston, Southwold, Lowestoft) may refer to the next. with an additional entry under C. crocogramma Very numerous on black-horehound plants at Hemley in May 1934 (Trans. ii, p. clxviii); all over the county at Bentley, Ipswich, &c: (Whit); occasionally at Monks Soham light.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 11-14.5mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultColeophora conyzae
Coleophora tricolor
Coleophora lixella
Coleophora currucipennella
Coleophora pennella
    Larval caseColeophora wockeella

Compare confusion species
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Confirmed by dissection. - Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2007) © Neil Sherman

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Case on Black Horehound - Wordwell, Suffolk (8.v.2005) © A Prichard

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Mine on Black Horehound - Wordwell, Suffolk (8.v.2005) © A Prichard
Case found on Hedge woundwort. - Thompson common, Norfolk (x.2004) © Neil Sherman
Confirmed by Jon Clifton by dissection - Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2011) © Neil Sherman
 
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Gen.det. Jon Clifton - Ipswich, Suffolk (13.viii.2013) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (17.v.2017) © Paul Kitchener