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Coleophora aestuariella

Bradley, 1984574a / 37.079

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: First recognised as a British species in 1981. The species has been found on salt-marshes in south Suffolk.

Life Style: A single brooded species flying in July and August and coming to light. The larvae feed on Suaeda maritima.The larvae hibernate.

Identification: A small pale species of Coleophora with a faint striping. It can be reliably identified by genitalia dissection. More Info
The larvae construct a silken case. This is bivalved when small and trivalved for larger larvae. More Info

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Case: A good quality photo or specimen of the case and plant/pabulum is required.

Recorded in 3 (5%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2013.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

Coleophora maritimella  |  Coleophora therinella >

Havergate Island female gen prep - Raymond A Watson
Havergate Island - Raymond A Watson
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/10/2020+25TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
07/10/2018225TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
02/08/2018+25TM44 - Orford Ness
14/08/2017+25TM44 - Orford Ness
03/09/2013+25TM33 - Bawdsey/Felixstowe
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Wingspan: 10 mm
Flight: summer
Foodplant:   Sueda maritima
Nat Status: pRDB
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: 2
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Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2020. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2020. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2020
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