The Moths of Suffolk
562 Coleophora asteris, Mühlig, 1864

National Status : Nationally Scarce A

Local Status : Uncertain, no recent records (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Salt-marsh

Flight Period : late June to mid-September

Larval foodplants : Sea Aster (Aster tripolium). On the continent Michaelmas-daisy (Aster amellus)

Morley's Final Catalogue : A local kind on sea-aster seeds in coast salt-marshes. Found on the beds of Aster tripolium in Aldeburgh salterns (Ctw); bred at Shingle-street in 1932-4 (Whit); Southwold (Mly) and beside the River Alde (Wlr) in 1935.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 10-15mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultColeophora galbulipennellaColeophora striatipennella
Coleophora inulaeColeophora follicularis
Coleophora trochilellaColeophora linosyridella
Coleophora ramosellaColeophora peribenanderi
Coleophora therinellaColeophora argentula
Coleophora virgaureaeColeophora versurella
Coleophora squamosellaColeophora pappiferella
Coleophora otidipennellaColeophora taeniipennella
Coleophora tamesis
    Larval caseColeophora virgaureae

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Life history chart
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