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Caloptilia azaleella
Azalea Leaf-miner (Brants, 1913)
Gracillariidae: Gracillariinae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  West Midlands. May 09

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: 10-11mm
Season: Two generations May-Aug.
Foodplant:   Azalea
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1  Mine: A
Norfolk Status
Scarce.
Introduced with azalea and rhodedendron plants, now spreading throughout southern Britain.

First Norfolk record in Norwich, 8th May 2000.
Reported to be widespread in the gardens of Hoveton Hall in 2012 (S. Wright). Noted that out of the 250 varieties of Rhododendron at Hoveton, so far only found on Hatsugiri, with leaf rolls found on all of the plants checked.

Leaf-mine: June, September

Recorded in 4 (6%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2000.
Last Recorded in 2018.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
02/10/2018+27TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
02/02/2014+27TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
22/01/2014+27TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
31/08/2013127TG24 - Cromer
08/08/2013127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
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