Gracillariidae : Gracillariinae
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Immature stages

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Caloptilia falconipennella
Scarce Alder Slender

(Hübner, 1813)15.011/289
Norfolk status
Fairly frequent with several records per year.

Nationally scarce (Nb) in marshes, river-banks, ditches and other damp areas throughout Britain.

Leaf-mine: July - Aug. Alnus glutinosa (Alder), Alnus cordata (Italian Alder)

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 27 (39%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2005.
Last Recorded in 2019.
Additional Stats

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Determination
Caloptilia falconipennella- Shotesham 21-03-11, Slide 1264 J Clifton
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
27/03/2019+27TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
26/03/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
19/03/2019127TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
15/10/2018128TF50 - Upwell/Marshland
13/10/2018128TL89 - Bodney/Lynford
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 12-14mm
Season: September to May, hibernating.
Foodplant:   Alder
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3  Mine: L
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