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Caloptilia populetorum
Clouded Slender (Zeller, 1839)
Gracillariidae: Gracillariinae
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Photo © Keith Kerr,  05/08/2018 - Litcham (garden)

Similar Norfolk Species
Feathered Slender
Caloptilia cuculipennella
Common Slender
Gracillaria syringella
Wingspan: 11-14mm
Flight: Aug - May (hibernates)
Foodplant:   Birch.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Mine: R
Norfolk Status
Scarce.
Heathland, scrub and open woodland where the foodplant occurs.
Best identified by the dark spots on the forewing leading edge and darker cilia.

Mine: Moth needs to be reared and, in some cases, possibly dissected.

Recorded in 25 (34%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2006.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/08/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
22/08/2021628TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
18/07/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
02/10/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
24/08/2020127TG14 - Sheringham
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