Gracillariidae : Gracillariinae
Photo © Jim Swalwell,  Emilys Wood, 27/6/11

Similar Norfolk Species
Caloptilia robustella
New Oak Slender
Caloptilia alchimiella
286 Yellow-triangle Slender
(Scopoli, 1763)15.008
Norfolk status
Difficult to distinguish from the recently separated C. robustella.

The flight period is from May to July.

If uncertain, please record as the aggregate Caloptilia alchimiella/robustella

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Leaf-mine: July - Oct.
Narrow gallery leading to a squarish or triangular blotch. Then forms up to three successive cones by folding the lobe of a leaf downwards.

Recorded in 29 (42%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2014.


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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
31/08/2014127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
28/08/2014127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
27/07/2014127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
05/06/2014127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
23/05/2014227TG33 - Bacton
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Wingspan: 10-13mm
Season: May - July (possibly as two separate broods)
Foodplant:   Oak
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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