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Caloptilia cuculipennella
Feathered Slender (Hübner, 1796)
Gracillariidae: Gracillariinae
280 / 15.002
Photo © Peter Buchner - Lepiforum

Similar Norfolk Species
Clouded Slender
Caloptilia populetorum
Common Slender
Gracillaria syringella
Wingspan: 11-12mm
Flight: Sept - May (hibernates)
Foodplant:   Wild privet, Ash.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Mine: L
Norfolk Status
Sea-cliffs and rough ground near the coast and woodland inland.

Leafmine similar to C. syringella on same foodplant, but a more silvery colour.

Unknown VC27 dot on historic map. Modern-day VC27 record at Catfield in 2019. (A. Beaumont, 20/04/2019)
Recorded in VC28 by John Fenn in 1961. (historic map) and Mundford in 2020 (G. Geen, 04/07/2020)

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 6 (9%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
05/08/2020127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
18/07/2020127TG51 - Winterton/Caister
17/07/2020128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
04/07/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
20/04/2019127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
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