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Caloptilia betulicola
Red Birch Slender (Hering, 1927)
Gracillariidae: Gracillariinae
283 / 15.005
Photo © Stephen Youngs,  04/04/2014 - Norwich, South Croft, Hethersett

Similar Norfolk Species
Pale Red Slender
Caloptilia elongella
Small Red Slender
Caloptilia rufipennella
Wingspan: 14-16mm
Flight: Two Generations. June-July. Sep. Overwintering to reappear in spring.
Foodplant:   Birch.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: L
Norfolk Status
Very similar to C. elongella.
Leaf-mine: July, September - early November
larva mines the leaves initially and then living inside a rolled leaf

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 18 (26%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1986.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/05/2020127TG33 - Bacton
09/04/2020127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
08/04/2020327TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
06/04/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
31/08/2019+27TG14 - Sheringham
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