The Moths of Suffolk
552 Coleophora lassella, Staudinger, 1859

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Rare (SMP Status 4)

Habitats : Damp, bare, muddy places besides ponds and tracks and sand-dune slacks

Flight Period : Possibly double-brooded, late May to June and mid-August

Larval foodplants : Toad rush (Juncus bufonius)

Records : Ipswich (N Sherman, 6.viii.2009, gen. det. J Clifton)

Wingspan details : Wingspan 10-12mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultColeophora gardesanella
Coleophora ramosella
Coleophora taeniipennella
    Larval caseColeophora antennariellaColeophora sylvaticella
Coleophora taeniipennellaColeophora tamesis
Coleophora maritimellaColeophora adjunctella

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First county record. Gen.det. Jon Clifton - Ipswich, Suffolk (6.viii.2009) © Neil Sherman

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