The Moths of Suffolk
573 Coleophora atriplicis, Meyrick, 1928

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Salt-marsh

Flight Period : Single-brooded, July to August

Larval foodplants : Sea-purslane (Halimione portucaloides), Sea-blite (Suaeda), Glasswort (Salicornia) or Grass-leaved Orache (Atriplex littoralis)

Records : Landguard (N Odin, 21.vi.2005)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Bred at both Shingle-street in Hollesley and Hemley in 1933-5 by Dr. Whittingham and Revd. A. P. Waller (Trans. ii, 296).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 12-14mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultColeophora galbulipennella
Coleophora saxicolella
Coleophora sternipennella
Coleophora aestuariella
Coleophora artemisicolella
    Larval caseColeophora saxicolellaColeophora sternipennella
Coleophora adspersellaColeophora versurella
Coleophora deviellaColeophora aestuariella
Coleophora salinella

Compare confusion species
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    Larval case

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Larval case on Halimione - Mersea Island, Essex (4.x.2008) © A Prichard

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Larval case on Suaeda maritima - Mersea Island, Essex (4.x.2008) © A Prichard
Larval case on Halimione - Mersea Island, Essex (4.x.2008) © A Prichard
Larval case on Halimione - Erwarton, Suffolk (10.x.2008) © A Prichard