The Moths of Suffolk
546 Coleophora genistae, Stainton, 1857

National Status : Nationally Scarce A

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Rough grassland, damp heaths and moors

Flight Period : SIngle-brooded, late June to July

Larval foodplants : Petty Whin (Genista anglica)

Records : Minsmere (R Harvey & J Higgott, 15.vi.2005 & 17.vi.2005)

Wingspan details : Wingspan 11-13mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultColeophora saturatella
Coleophora discordella

Compare confusion species
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Flight chart
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Life history chart
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