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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
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 47 (68%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1974.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/05/2020127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
11/04/2020127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
11/04/2020127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
11/04/2020128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
07/04/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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