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Caloptilia rufipennella
Small Red Slender (Hübner, 1796)
Gracillariidae: Gracillariinae
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Photo © Andrew Cockcroft,  Yorkshire 15/04/11

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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 46 (67%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1974.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/08/2019+28TF64 - Hunstanton
23/07/2019127TG20 - Norwich
16/07/2019128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
11/07/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
09/07/2019128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
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