The Moths of Suffolk
545 Coleophora saturatella, Stainton, 1850

National Status : pRDB3

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Heaths , commons and open woodland

Flight Period : Single-brooded, those feeding on Dyer's Greenweed late June to July, while those feeding on Broom from mid-July to mid-August

Larval foodplants : Broom (Cytisus scoparius) or Dyer's Greenweed (Genista tinctoria

Morley's Final Catalogue : A very local kind among broom at Brandon (Barrett).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 12-15mm


Confusion species
    AdultColeophora genistae
Coleophora discordella

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Confirmed by dissection by Jon Clifton - Ipswich, Suffolk (10.vii.2010) © Neil Sherman

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