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Caloptilia populetorum
Clouded Slender (Zeller, 1839)
Gracillariidae: Gracillariinae
281 / 15.003
Photo © Peter Buchner - Lepiforum

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 19 (28%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2006.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/04/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
17/03/2020128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
27/08/2019127TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
26/08/2019128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
25/08/2019128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
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