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Caloptilia elongella
Pale Red Slender (Linnaeus, 1761)
Gracillariidae: Gracillariinae
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Wingspan: 14-16mm
Flight: June and Sept - April. (overwinters)
Foodplant:   Alder
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: A
Norfolk Status

Leaf-mine: May, July.
Larvae feed at first in a mine, and later in a folded or rolled leaf of alder.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 34 (46%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/11/2021127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
06/11/2021+27TG22 - Buxton
19/09/2021128TF80 - Swaffham
20/03/2021127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
12/11/2020+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
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