The Moths of Suffolk
568 Coleophora versurella, Zeller, 1849

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Waste ground, root crop fields and salt-marshes

Flight Period : Single-brooded, June to mid-September

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

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 11-15mm


Confusion species
    AdultColeophora galbulipennellaColeophora striatipennella
Coleophora inulaeColeophora follicularis
Coleophora trochilellaColeophora linosyridella
Coleophora ramosellaColeophora peribenanderi
Coleophora therinellaColeophora asteris
Coleophora argentulaColeophora virgaureae
Coleophora adspersellaColeophora squamosella
Coleophora pappiferellaColeophora vestianella
Coleophora artemisiellaColeophora otidipennella
Coleophora taeniipennellaColeophora tamesis

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Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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(gen.det. Raymond Watson) - Ipswich, Suffolk (25.vii.2016) © Paul Kitchener