The Moths of Suffolk
532 Coleophora albidella, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare, probably overlooked

Habitats : Fens, bogs and damp woodland and other places where it foodplant occurs

Flight Period : SIngle-brooded, late June to July

Larval foodplants : various sallows and willows including Grey Willow (Salix cinerea), Eared Willow (Salix aurita) and Dwarf Sallow (Salix repens). Great Sallow (Salix caprea) is rarely used

Records : Ipswich (N Sherman, 6.vii.2003)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Pistol-shaped larval-cases often frequent on sallow in marshes. Bentley Woods in both 1894 and 1901 (Pyett); Aldeburgh (Ctw). Bred from Monks-park Wood (Mly); Worlington in 1925 and Ipswich in 1936 (Whit). This entry is given against C. anatipennella by Morley but the reference to sallow would seem to suggest this species instead

Wingspan details : Wingspan 13-16mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultColeophora anatipennella, Pistol Case-bearer
Coleophora ibipennella
Coleophora betulella
Coleophora kuehnella

Compare confusion species
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Gen. det. Jon Clifton - Eye, Suffolk (1.vii.2009) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Gen. det. Jon Clifton - Eye, Suffolk (8.vii.2010) © Paul Kitchener