The Moths of Suffolk
556 Coleophora trochilella, (Duponchel, 1843)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Downland, grassy slopes, open scrubland

Flight Period : Single-brooded, July to August

Larval foodplants : various Compositae

Records : Thorpeness (G C Pelham-Clinton & R M Mere, 10-13.vii.1965), Santon Downham (B Palmer, 1987-9), Landguard (N Odin, 11-12.vii.2004, 31.vii.2004, 4-5.viii.2004, 29.vi.2005, 4.vii.2006, 4.vii.2006), Aldeburgh (A Prichard, 9.vi.2006),

Wingspan details : Wingspan 11-14mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultColeophora galbulipennellaColeophora striatipennella
Coleophora inulaeColeophora follicularis
Coleophora linosyridellaColeophora ramosella
Coleophora peribenanderiColeophora therinella
Coleophora asterisColeophora argentula
Coleophora virgaureaeColeophora versurella
Coleophora squamosellaColeophora pappiferella
Coleophora artemisiellaColeophora otidipennella
Coleophora taeniipennellaColeophora tamesis
    Larval caseColeophora inulaeColeophora follicularis
Coleophora linosyridellaColeophora gardesanella
Coleophora ramosellaColeophora peribenanderi
Coleophora paripennellaColeophora artemisiella

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Larval case

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Larval case on Yarrow - Aldeburgh, Suffolk (9.vi.2006) © A Prichard

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Larval case on Yarrow - Aldeburgh, Suffolk (9.vi.2006) © A Prichard
Larval case on Yarrow - Aldeburgh, Suffolk (9.vi.2006) © A Prichard
(Gen.det. Raymond Watson) - Ipswich, Suffolk (23.vii.2016) © Paul Kitchener