Coleophora salicorniae
Coleophora salicorniae
Adult • Guernsey, Channel Islands. • © Mark Lawlor

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Coleophora salicorniae

Heinemann & Wocke, [1876]

Wingspan 12-14 mm.

A local species, inhabiting saltmarshes around the coast of England and parts of Wales.

The larvae feed on glasswort (Salicornia spp.), and are difficult to find except for a short period when their cases are visible in autumn. Subsequently the larva burrows into the mud to spend the winter in a silken tube.

The relatively plain, buffish adults emerge from the mud in late July or August, and can roam inland, where they may be attracted to light.
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