The Moths of Suffolk
577 Coleophora artemisicolella, Bruand, 1855

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Waste ground, rough grassland, roadside verges and other places where foodplant occurs

Flight Period : Single-brooded, July to August

Larval foodplants : Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris)

Records : Levington (A Prichard, 28.viii.2004), Needham Market (A Prichard, 29.viii.2004), Hemley (N Sherman, 30.viii.2004)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Bred at Butley throughout 1932-5 by Dr. Whittingham.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 10-13mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultColeophora galbulipennella
Coleophora saxicolella
Coleophora sternipennella
Coleophora atriplicis

Compare confusion species
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Larval case on Mugwort - Levington, Suffolk (28.viii.2004) © A Prichard

Life history chart
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larval diapause larval diapause larval diapause larval diapause larval diapause larvapupa pupaimago larvaimago larva larva larval diapause larval diapause

Further Photographs

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Found on Mugwort seedhead - North Warren, Suffolk (25.x.2015) © Neil Sherman
Larval feeding holes on Mugwort seeds - North Warren, Suffolk (25.x.2015) © Neil Sherman