Gracillariidae : Gracillariinae
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Caloptilia elongella

(Linnaeus, 1761)282 / 15.004

Phil Sterling (2008): A widely distributed species throughout the British Isles, occurring wherever the foodplant grows in quantity. The adult is often confused with that of C. betulicola (283), but is distinguished by the white upper part of the hind leg, which is yellowish or darker in the latter species. The two species were not recognised as separate in this country until the 1940s (Brown, 1947); earier records in Dorset listed in the Parkinson Curtis manuscript have been accepted... Read More

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Additional Stats

Wingspan: 14-16mm
Flight: Two generations, with adults possible all year round.
Foodplant:   Alder
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: A
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