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Caloptilia populetorum
Clouded Slender (Zeller, 1839)
Gracillariidae: Gracillariinae
281 / 15.003
Photo © Dick Jones,  Dersingham 28/02/09 (det. Jon Clifton)

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 23 (33%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2006.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
02/10/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
24/08/2020127TG14 - Sheringham
20/08/2020+28TL98 - Brettenham/Harling
18/08/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
10/08/2020128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
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