The Moths of Suffolk
526 Coleophora laricella, Larch Case-bearer, (Hübner, 1817)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Wherever the foodplant occurs

Flight Period : SIngle-brooded, late June to July

Larval foodplants : European Larch (Larix decidua)

Morley's Final Catalogue : A frequent species among larch, where it occurs in Bentley Woods (Pyett); Martlesham (Whit.); Hacheston (Hkr); and Brandon (Barrett).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 8-11mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultColeophora idaeella
Coleophora deviella
Coleophora antennariella

Compare confusion species
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Larval case on larch - Great Wenham, Suffolk (14.iv.2006) © A Prichard

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Larval case on larch - Tattingstone, Suffolk (1.v.2004) © A Prichard
Larval case in overwintering site - Icklingham, Suffolk (2.iv.2006) © A Prichard
Found on Larch - Ipswich, Suffolk (11.iv.2011) © Neil Sherman