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Caloptilia falconipennella
Scarce Alder Slender (Hübner, 1813)
Gracillariidae: Gracillariinae
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Photo © Chris Knott,  Great Ellingham 30/03/2017

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Wingspan: 12-14mm
Flight: September to May, hibernating.
Foodplant:   Alder
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3  Mine: L
Norfolk Status
Fairly frequent with several records per year.

Nationally scarce (Nb) in marshes, river-banks, ditches and other damp areas throughout Britain.

Leaf-mine: July - Aug. Alnus glutinosa (Alder), Alnus cordata (Italian Alder)

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 27 (39%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2005.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/12/2019128TM09 - Attleborough
21/09/2019+28TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
01/08/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
31/07/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
27/03/2019+27TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
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