The Moths of Suffolk
574 Coleophora deviella, Zeller, 1847

National Status : pRDB3

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Salt-marsh

Flight Period : SIngle-brooded, late June to July

Larval foodplants : Annual Sea-blite (Suaeda maritima)

Records : Landguard (N Odin, 7.vi.2003, 8.vi.2003, 24.vii.2005)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Occurs along our coast on Suaeda maritima in salterns. Kessingland after 1890 (Ctw); bred at Hemley in 1933-5 (Whit).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 9-10mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultColeophora laricella, Larch Case-bearer
Coleophora antennariella
Coleophora sylvaticella
    Larval caseColeophora saxicolellaColeophora sternipennella
Coleophora adspersellaColeophora versurella
Coleophora atriplicisColeophora aestuariella
Coleophora salinella

Compare confusion species
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Larval case on Suaeda maritima - Mersea Island, Essex (4.x.2008) © A Prichard

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Larval case on Suaeda maritima - Mersea Island, Essex (4.x.2008) © A Prichard
Larval case on Suaeda maritima - Mersea Island, Essex (4.x.2008) © A Prichard
Larval case on Suaeda maritima - Erwarton, Suffolk (10.x.2008) © A Prichard