Gracillariidae : Gracillariinae
Photo © Jan Turner,  20/03/2014 - Bridge Cottage,Bridge Road,High Kelling

Similar Norfolk Species
Caloptilia elongella
Pale Red Slender
Caloptilia rufipennella
Small Red Slender
Caloptilia betulicola
Red Birch Slender

(Hering, 1927)15.005/283
Norfolk status
Very similar to C. elongella.
Leaf-mine: July, September - early November
larva mines the leaves initially and then living inside a rolled leaf

Recorded in 18 (26%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1986.
Last Recorded in 2014.


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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
30/06/2014127TG03 - Holt/Swanton Novers
26/06/2014 to 12/08/2014127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
20/06/2014+28TM09 - Attleborough
23/04/2014128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
30/03/2014127TG03 - Holt/Swanton Novers
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Wingspan: 14-16mm
Season: Two Generations. June-July. Sep. Overwintering to reappear in spring.
Foodplant:   Birch.
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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