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