The Moths of Suffolk
524 Coleophora lithargyrinella, Zeller, 1849

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Open woodland and hedgerows also coastal cliffs and beaches

Flight Period : Single-brooded, June to July

Larval foodplants : Greater Stitchwort (Stellaria holostea), less often on chickweed (Cerastium), Sea Campion (Silene maritima) or Red Campion (Silene dioica)

Records : Tiger Hill (A Prichard, 16.iv.2005)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Listed as non-Suffolk

Wingspan details : Wingspan 10-13.5mm


Confusion species
    AdultColeophora lutipennella
Coleophora flavipennella
Coleophora milvipennis
Coleophora adjectella
Coleophora solitariella
    Larval caseColeophora solitariella
Coleophora silenella
Coleophora galbulipennella

Compare confusion species
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Life history chart
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