The Moths of Suffolk
565 Coleophora saxicolella, (Duponchel, 1843)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Waste ground, arable land (especially fields in which root crops are grown), old rickyards and disturbed ground

Flight Period : Single-brooded, July to August

Larval foodplants : Orache (Atriplex) or goosefoot (Chenopodium)

Records : Santon Downham (B Palmer, 1987-9), Landguard (N Odin, 9.viii.2003 & 10.viii.2004), Eye (P Kitchener, 5.viii.2004)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Accounts for Coleophora saxicolella, C. sternipennella; C. adspersella, C. versurella, C. vestianella cannot be attributed reliably from Morley

Wingspan details : Wingspan 13-16mm


Confusion species
    AdultColeophora galbulipennella
Coleophora sternipennella
Coleophora atriplicis
Coleophora artemisicolella
    Larval caseColeophora sternipennellaColeophora adspersella
Coleophora versurellaColeophora atriplicis
Coleophora deviellaColeophora aestuariella
Coleophora salinella

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