The Moths of Suffolk
567 Coleophora adspersella, Benander, 1939

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Waste ground, arable land (especially fields in which root crops are grown), fens and saltmarshes

Flight Period : Single-brooded, late June to August

Larval foodplants : Orache (Atriplex), especially Grass-leaved Orache (Atriplex littoralis) or Sea-purslane (Halimione portucaloides)

Records : Orfordness (J Askins, 17.vi.2006), Mendlesham (S Woolnough, 29.vi.2007)

Wingspan details : Wingspan 13-16mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultColeophora silenella
Coleophora galbulipennella
Coleophora versurella
Coleophora vestianella
Coleophora artemisiella
    Larval caseColeophora saxicolellaColeophora sternipennella
Coleophora adspersellaColeophora atriplicis
Coleophora deviellaColeophora aestuariella
Coleophora salinella

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Larval case

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Confirmed by dissection by Jon Clifton - Ipswich, Suffolk (3.vii.2010) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Male. Id confirmed by gen.det. (Jon Clifton) - Orfordness, Suffolk (4.vii.2015) © Neil Sherman