The Moths of Suffolk
551 Coleophora galbulipennella, Zeller, 1838

National Status : pRDB1

Local Status : Uncertain, recent discovery (SMP Status 4)

Habitats : Shingle beaches

Flight Period : Single-brooded, late July to August

Larval foodplants : Nottingham Catchfly (Silene nutans). On the continent Spanish Catchfly (Silene otites)

Wingspan details : Wingspan 15-17mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultColeophora inulaeColeophora follicularis
Coleophora trochilellaColeophora ramosella
Coleophora peribenanderiColeophora therinella
Coleophora asterisColeophora argentula
Coleophora saxicolellaColeophora adspersella
Coleophora versurellaColeophora squamosella
Coleophora pappiferellaColeophora vestianella
Coleophora otidipennellaColeophora taeniipennella
Coleophora tamesis
    Larval caseColeophora lithargyrinella
Coleophora silenella

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Larval case

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Moth found at rest by day on foodplant - Dungeness, Kent (3.viii.2013) © Neil Sherman

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Confirmed by dissection by Jon Clifton - Dungeness, Kent (3.viii.2013) © Neil Sherman