Gracillariidae : Gracillariinae
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Immature stages

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Caloptilia elongella
Alder Stilt

(Linnaeus, 1761)282 / 15.004
=Pale Red Slender

Norfolk status
Common.

One of the less well marked Caloptilia and very similar to some forms of C. betulicola, dissection is then necessary for identification.

Possibly triple brooded, hibernates, and can be found throughout the year.

Leaf-mine: May, July.
Larvae feed at first in a mine, and later in a folded or rolled leaf of Alder.

Recorded in 40 (54%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
15/05/2024128TL99Great Hockham
08/05/2024128TL99Little Ellingham
01/05/2024128TL99Little Ellingham
11/04/2024128TF51Walpole Highway
05/04/2024128TL99Hockham Heath / Cranberry Rough
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Wingspan: 14-16mm
Flight: June and Sept - April. (overwinters)
Foodplant:   Alder
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3/4  Mine: A
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