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Coleophora solitariella
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Coleophora lithargyrinella

Zeller, 1849524 / 37.040

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: There is a single Suffolk record.

Life Style: The moth is single brooded flying during June and July. The larvae mine the leaves of Stellaria holostea and also Silene uniflora. S. dioica and Cerastium. They hibernate as immature larvae and pupate in the final larval case attached to a stem of the foodplant.

Identification: This species is very similar to C. solitariella both in the appearance of the adult and the larval case and feeding. The adult moths also have similarities to C. flavipennella and C. lutipennella. The moths are light ochre to orange ochre paler towards the base of the costa. The dorsal cilia of C. lithargyrinella are ochreous buff, in C. solitariella they are grey.
The larvae produce blotch mines. The first is excised to become the portable case. They extend the case with silk. They eventually have a trivalved anal opening but in C. solitariella this is bivalve until the final instar. They have a dorsal and ventral ridge but in the final instar of C. lithargyrinella the dorsal ridge becomes bifid at around half length. The blotch mines of C. lithargyrinella are greenish white and white for C. solitariella. More Info

Verification Grade Comment: Case: Photo to show mouth angle & keel, otherwise = C4

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

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

Recorded in 1 (2%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2005.
Last Recorded in 2005.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/04/2005126TL93 - Bures/Nayland
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Wingspan: 11-13.5 mm.
Flight: June - July.
Foodplant:   Sea campion, Stitchwort
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C2
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