The Moths of Suffolk
486 Augasma aeratella, (Zeller, 1839)

National Status : pRDB1

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

Habitats : Footpaths in arable country, Breckland, downland, woodland margins and cornfields on chalky soils

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to July

Larval foodplants : Knotgrass (Polygonum aviculare), in floret causing a gall

Morley's Final Catalogue : Hitherto overlooked. On Monks Soham house-windows and on breck at Barton Mills in late May, and Staverton Thicks in late June 1923 (Morley).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 9-10mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultColeophora serratella
Coleophora coracipennella
Coleophora violacea
Coleophora binderella

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Life history chart
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