The Moths of Suffolk
487 Metriotes lutarea, (Haworth, 1828)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

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

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Open woodland, shady situations

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to June

Larval foodplants : Greater Stitchwort (Stellaria holostea)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Probably pretty generally distributed; on stitchwort. Copdock (Hkg); Bentley in 1932 (Whit.); Ipswich in 1900 (Mly); Aldeburgh in 1890 (Ctw).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 9-11mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultColeophora gryphipennellaColeophora coracipennella
Coleophora prunifoliaeColeophora spinella, Apple and Plum Case-bearer
Coleophora siccifoliaColeophora lusciniaepennella
Coleophora idaeellaColeophora vitisella
Coleophora orbitellaColeophora binderella
Coleophora ahenella

Compare confusion species
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Life history chart
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