The Moths of Suffolk
557 Coleophora gardesanella, Tol, 1953

Local Status : Non-Suffolk species

National Status : Nationally Scarce A

Habitats : Sea-walls, dried parts of salt-marshes and damp meadows, marshes, damp woodland rides, dry grassland, downland, waste ground and roadside verges

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

Larval foodplants : Sea Wormwood (Artemisia maritima), Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris), Sneezewort (Achillea ptarmica), Yarrow (Achillean millefolium), Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare) or Ox-eye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)

Wingspan details : Wingspan 9.5-11mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultColeophora trochilellaColeophora linosyridella
Coleophora ramosellaColeophora virgaureae
Coleophora pappiferellaColeophora artemisiella
    Larval caseColeophora inulaeColeophora follicularis
Coleophora trochilellaColeophora linosyridella
Coleophora ramosellaColeophora peribenanderi
Coleophora paripennellaColeophora artemisiella

Compare confusion species
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Life history chart
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