Gracillariidae: Gracillariinae

0282 (ABH15.004) Caloptilia elongella, (Linnaeus, 1761)

KR01116

Howden
Howden
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Howden
 Photo © Ian Fisher
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards


General Information

Like other members of the Caloptilia family, this species rests with its front raised.

 

The larvae initially feed in a mine, moving later to a folded or rolled leaf of the food plant.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an adult.

Wingspan: 14-16mm
Foodplant(s): Alder (Alnus glutinosa)
Flying: Two generations, June and September-April (hibernates)
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 28 (10.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 09 March to 10 November

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 20 June to 01 November

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 Photo © David Griffiths
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