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Caloptilia elongella
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Caloptilia betulicola

(Hering, 1927)283 / 15.005

Phil Sterling (2008): A widely distributed and often common species throughout the British Isles. See comments under C. elongella (282) concerning confusion between species and early Dorset records. The adult comes to light. The larva mines the leaf at first before making a fold and then a transverse roll on birch (Betula spp., cf. C. populetorum (281)). Before 1970 within Dorset, there is one record by Scarsdale Brown from Canford Heath; since 1970 there have been 27 records, spread out... Read More

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required


Additional Stats

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