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Caloptilia stigmatella

(Fabricius, 1781)288 / 15.010

Phil Sterling (2008): A very common species throughout the British Isles, occurring in many habitats where the foodplants, willows (Salix spp.) and poplars (Populus spp.), grow. The adult is attracted to light and comes to sallow blossom after hibernation. The larva mines the leaf at first before making normally only two conical rolls at the tip of the leaf of Salix spp., and two folds on the egde of the leaf of most Populus spp. Before 1970 within Dorset, there are 13 records; since 1970 there... Read More

Additional Stats

Wingspan: 12-14mm
Flight: Two generations, with adults possible all year round.
Foodplant:   sallow, willow, poplar or aspen.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1  Mine: A
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