The Moths of Suffolk
575 Coleophora salinella, Stainton, 1859

National Status : Nationally Scarce A

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Sea-walls and salt-marsh

Flight Period : Single-brooded, July to August

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

Records : Havergate Island (J Clifton, 8.viii.2003), Orfordness (J Clifton, 13.viii.2004), Landguard (N Odin, 21.vii.206), Dunwich Heath (C Moore & D Brougham, 12.viii.2007)

Morley's Final Catalogue : By the Bishop at Shingle-street in Hollesley, 1932.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 8.5-13mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultColeophora aestuariella
    Larval caseColeophora saxicolellaColeophora sternipennella
Coleophora adspersellaColeophora versurella
Coleophora atriplicisColeophora deviella
Coleophora aestuariella

Compare confusion species
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Confirmed by gen.det. by Jon Clifton - Orfordness, Suffolk (3.viii.2012) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Confirmed by dissection by Jon Clifton - Ipswich, Suffolk (14.viii.2013) © Neil Sherman