The Moths of Suffolk
588 Coleophora salicorniae, Heinemann & Wocke, 1876

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Upper drier parts of salt-marsh

Flight Period : Single-brooded, mid-July to August

Larval foodplants : Various species of glasswort (Salicorniae)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Larvae of this species were first discovered at Shingle-street in Hollesley during October 1935 by Dr. Whittingham.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 12-14mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultColeophora clypeiferella

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Confirmed by dissection by Jon Clifton - Orfordness, Suffolk (24.vii.2010) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Confirmed by dissection, Jon Clifton - Ipswich, Suffolk (8.viii.2013) © Paul Kitchener