Gracillariidae : Gracillariinae
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Photo © Dave Appleton,  08/04/2016 - Alderford Common (male, gen det)

Similar Norfolk Species
Caloptilia elongella
Pale Red Slender
Caloptilia rufipennella
Small Red Slender
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Caloptilia betulicola
Red Birch Slender

(Hering, 1927)15.005/283
Norfolk status
Scarce.
Very similar to C. elongella.
Leaf-mine: July, September - early November
larva mines the leaves initially and then living inside a rolled leaf

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 14 (20%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1986.
Last Recorded in 2018.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/10/2018127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
07/08/2018+27TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
19/08/2017+27TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
18/07/2017+27TG14 - Sheringham
13/09/2016228TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 14-16mm
Season: Two Generations. June-July. Sep. Overwintering to reappear in spring.
Foodplant:   Birch.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: L
 Immature Adult
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