The Moths of Suffolk
500 Coleophora hydrolapathella, Hering, 1921

National Status : pRDB1

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Fens, marshes and even shallow standing water

Flight Period : Single-brooded, July to early August

Larval foodplants : Water Dock (Rumex hydrolapathum)

Records : Orfordness (J Askins, 30.v.2004 & 24.vi.2006)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed

Wingspan details : Wingspan 12-13.5mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultColeophora milvipennis
Coleophora adjectella
Coleophora alnifoliae
Coleophora lineolea

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Larval case on Water Dock - VC25, Suffolk (29.i.2011) © A Prichard

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Larval cases on Water Dock - VC25, Suffolk (29.i.2011) © A Prichard
Habitat where cases found - VC25, Suffolk (16.i.2011) © A Prichard