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Caloptilia rufipennella
Small Red Slender (Hübner, 1796)
Gracillariidae: Gracillariinae
15.006/284
Photo © Dave Jones,  27/07/2012 - Stoke Holy Cross

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Wingspan: 11-12mm
Season: (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 45 (65%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1974.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/04/2019127TG33 - Bacton
22/04/2019128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
17/04/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
17/11/2018+28TG03 - Holt/Swanton Novers
25/10/2018+27TG22 - Buxton
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