The Moths of Suffolk
535 Coleophora ibipennella, Zeller, 1849

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Open oak woodland, along rides and on edges of oak woodland

Flight Period : Single-brooded, late July to August

Larval foodplants : Oak (Quercus)

Records : Ipswich (N Sherman & A Prichard,; N Sherman, 19.ix.2002), Covehithe (A Prichard, 12.x.2003), Barnhamcross Common (M Toms, 22.v.2004), Elveden (P Sterling, 15.vii.2004), Minsmere (R Harvey, 18.vii.2005)

Morley's Final Catalogue : First discovered at Bentley on 8 June 1936 (Whittingham).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 10-14mm


Confusion species
    AdultColeophora albidella
Coleophora anatipennella, Pistol Case-bearer
Coleophora betulella
Coleophora kuehnella
    Larval caseColeophora currucipennella
Coleophora kuehnella

Compare confusion species
    Larval case

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Confirmed by dissection by Jon Clifton - Ipswich, Suffolk (21.viii.2010) © Neil Sherman

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Found on oak (Quercus) - Hinderclay Fen, Suffolk (30.v.2009) © A Prichard

Flight chart

Life history chart
larval diapause larval diapause larval diapause larva larva pupa pupaimago imago larva larva larval diapause larval diapause

Further Photographs

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Larval case on oak - Purdis Heath, Suffolk (28.v.2006) © A Prichard