The Moths of Suffolk
589 Coleophora clypeiferella, Hofmann, 1871

National Status : Nationally Scarce A

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Waste ground, poor grassland, arable fields with root crops

Flight Period : Single-brooded, July to August

Larval foodplants : Fat-hen (Chenopodium album)

Records : Thorpeness (G C Pelham-Clinton & R M Mere, 10-13.vii.1965), Santon Downham (B Palmer, 1987-9), Havergate Island (J Clifton, 8.viii.2003), Eye (P Kitchener, 14.vii.2004, 30.vii.2005), Dunwich Heath (C Moore & D Brougham, 29.vii.2007)

Wingspan details : Wingspan 12-15.5mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultColeophora salicorniae

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Confirmed by gen.det. by Jon Clifton - Ipswich, Suffolk (12.viii.2012) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (11.viii.2015) © Neil Sherman
(Clypeus seen) - Iken Cliff, Suffolk (6.vii.2016) © Paul Kitchener