Morley’s Final Catalogue: A local kind on sea-aster seeds in coast salt-marshes. Found on the beds of Aster tripolium in Aldeburgh salterns Ctw); bred at Shingle-street in 1932-4 (Whit); Southwold (Mly) and beside the River Alde (Wir) in 1935.
Recent Status: Found on Suffolk’s salt-marshes.
Life Style: A single brooded species that flies during July, August and September. It comes to light. The larvae feed on the seeds of Aster tripolium. They pupate in the larval case following hibernation.
Identification: A larger species of Coleophora. An ochreous species with paler stripes. It can be identified by genitalia dissection. The case is a dark silken case with slight longitudinal ridges. The case is unadorned. The oral opening has an 80 to 90 degrees angle to the case. More Info
Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required
Case: A good quality photo or specimen of the case and plant/pabulum and gen. det. of bred moth is
Recorded in 4 (7%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1932. Last Recorded in 2020. Additional Stats