The Moths of Suffolk
578 Coleophora otidipennella, (Hübner, 1817)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Uncertain, no recent records (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Grassland, downland, heathland, woodland rides and meadows

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

Larval foodplants : Field Wood-rush (Luzula campestris) or Heath Wood-rush (Luzula multiflora)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Found in Fritton marshes on alder in early June 1935 (Morley, Proc. SNS. iii, p. xliii).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 10-13mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultColeophora galbulipennellaColeophora striatipennella
Coleophora inulaeColeophora follicularis
Coleophora trochilellaColeophora linosyridella
Coleophora ramosellaColeophora peribenanderi
Coleophora therinellaColeophora asteris
Coleophora argentulaColeophora versurella
Coleophora squamosellaColeophora pappiferella
Coleophora taeniipennellaColeophora tamesis
    Larval caseColeophora glaucicolella
Coleophora alticolella
Coleophora caespititiella

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Life history chart
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