The Moths of Suffolk
555 Coleophora follicularis, (Vallot, 1802)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Damp meadows, fens, marshes, humid sea-cliffs and woodland rides

Flight Period : Single-brooded, mid-June to August

Larval foodplants : Common Fleabane (Pulicaria dysenterica), Ploughman's-spikenard (Inula conyza) and Hemp-agrimony (Eupatorium cannabinum)

Records : Tuddenham St Martin (A Prichard, 1.vi.2004), Redgrave Fen (A Prichard, 29.v.2004), Ipswich (N Sherman, 22.vi.2005), Walberswick (A Prichard, 4.vi.2006), Great Glemham (A prichard, 21.vi.2006), Landguard (N Odin, 20.vii.2006)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Frequent among flea-bane. Swefling (Bloomfield); Aldeburgh in 1892 (Crutwell).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 13-15mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultColeophora galbulipennellaColeophora striatipennella
Coleophora inulaeColeophora trochilella
Coleophora linosyridellaColeophora ramosella
Coleophora peribenanderiColeophora therinella
Coleophora asterisColeophora argentula
Coleophora versurellaColeophora squamosella
Coleophora pappiferellaColeophora artemisiella
Coleophora otidipennellaColeophora taeniipennella
Coleophora tamesis
    Larval caseColeophora inulaeColeophora trochilella
Coleophora linosyridellaColeophora gardesanella
Coleophora ramosellaColeophora peribenanderi
Coleophora paripennellaColeophora artemisiella

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Larval case

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Bred from case on Hemp Agrimony - North Cove, Suffolk (vi.2012) © P. Bryant

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Larval case on Hemp Agrimony - Tuddenham, Suffolk (1.vi.2004) © A Prichard

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Larval case on Hemp Agrimony - Tuddenham, Suffolk (1.vi.2004) © A Prichard
Larval mines on Hemp Agrimony - Tuddenham, Suffolk (1.vi.2004) © A Prichard
Found on Hemp agrimony - Betty's fen, Blo Norton, Norfolk (11.x.2014) © Neil Sherman