The Moths of Suffolk
530 Coleophora lixella, Zeller, 1849

Local Status : Non-Suffolk species

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Habitats : Chalk or limestone downland, sandhills and rocky slopes

Flight Period : Single-brooded, July to August

Larval foodplants : Thyme (Thymus)

Wingspan details : Wingspan 16-21mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultColeophora conyzaeColeophora lineolea
Coleophora tricolorColeophora pennella
Coleophora argentulaColeophora tamesis
    Larval caseColeophora tricolor

Compare confusion species
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Hvoina, Bulgaria (20.vi.2015) © Neil Sherman