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Caloptilia rufipennella
Small Red Slender (Hübner, 1796)
Gracillariidae: Gracillariinae
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Photo © Dave Appleton,  29/03/2012 - Bawdeswell

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Wingspan: 11-12mm
Flight: (July) Aug - April (hibernates)
Foodplant:   Sycamore
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Mine: A
Norfolk Status
Widespread.
Variety of habitats.
First discovered in Britain in 1970.
Smaller size with brown with whitish bands at the top of the forelegs diagnostic.

Recorded in 48 (70%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1974.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
31/07/2020427TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
31/07/2020227TG51 - Winterton/Caister
29/07/2020127TG20 - Norwich
29/07/2020227TG51 - Winterton/Caister
28/07/2020127TG20 - Norwich
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