Gracillariidae : Gracillariinae
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Caloptilia hemidactylella
Sycamore Slender
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Caloptilia honoratella
Pale Maple Slender

(Rebel, 1914)291a / 15.0131
Norfolk status
Rare migrant.

Very similar to Caloptilia hemidactylella. In C. honoratella the yellowish costal blotch is bordered more intensively with brownish scales. Indistinct specimens will require confirmation by Gen. Det.

First British record taken in Surrey in 2017, with the second during April 2019 in Kent. The third British record was taken in Suffolk during September 2019.

New for Norfolk in 2020 trapped by Louis Parkerson at West Runton on 30/08/2020 (Gen. Det. Female. James McCulloch identified by Graeme Smith) A rather atypical specimen in appearance occurring on a night no other migrants were trapped.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Mine: Moth needs to be reared and, in some cases, possibly dissected.

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2020.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/08/2021127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
09/05/2021127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
30/08/2020127TG14 - Sheringham
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Wingspan: 12 mm
Flight: August to May. Hibernates.
Foodplant:   Sycamore, Montpelier maple
Nat Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: R
 Immature Adult
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