The Moths of Suffolk
572 Coleophora vestianella, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Nationally Scarce A

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Waste ground, arable land with root crops, old stackyards and sand-hills

Flight Period : Single-brooded, June to July

Larval foodplants : Goosefoot (Chenopodium) and Orache (Atriplex), particularly Common Orache (Atriplex patula)

Records : Santon Downham (B Palmer, 1987-9), Rushmere St Andrew (J Higgott, 22,vi.2003), Minsmere (R Harvey and J Higgott, 21.vii.2005 & 1.vii.2006)

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 12-14.5mm


Confusion species
    AdultColeophora silenella
Coleophora galbulipennella
Coleophora adspersella
Coleophora versurella

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Confirmed by gen.det. by Jon Clifton - Ipswich, Suffolk (17.vii.2012) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Gen.det. Jon Clifton - Ipswich, Suffolk ( © Paul Kitchener
(Gen.det. Raymond Watson) - Iken Cliff, Suffolk (2.vii.2016) © Paul Kitchener