The Moths of Suffolk
536 Coleophora betulella, Heinemann, 1876

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Heathland with scattered birch trees and along the margins and ridges of birch-woods

Flight Period : SIngle-brooded, late June to July

Larval foodplants : Birch (Betula)

Records : Ipswich (N Sherman, 18.vi.2003 & 14.x.2005), Rushmere St Andrew (J Higgott, 22.vi.2003), Sutton Heath (A Prichard, 24.viii.2003), Martlesham Heath (A Prichard, 9.v.2004), Landguard (N Odin, 17.vii.2004 & 16.vii.2005)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Listed as non-Suffolk

Wingspan details : Wingspan 10-15mm

Identification

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

Compare confusion species
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    Larval case

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Thetford Warren, Suffolk (4.vii.2009) © Lee Gregory

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Case found on Silver Birch. - Ipswich, Suffolk (x.2005) © Neil Sherman

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 (2.vii.2010) © Paul Kitchener
Larval case - Martlesham Heath, Suffolk (9.v.2004) © A Prichard