Gracillariidae: Gracillariinae

0288 (ABH15.010) Caloptilia stigmatella, (Fabricius, 1781)

KR01131

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Larval cone on Aspen
Larval cone on Aspen
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


General Information

This species has forelegs which are thickly scaled at the base, appearing 'feathered'.

 

The larvae produce a gallery mine which leads to a blotch. They then create two or three cones at the edge or tip of a leaf.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an adult.

Wingspan: 12-14mm
Foodplant(s): sallows (Salix spp.), willows (Salix spp.), poplars (Populus spp.), Aspen (Populus tremula)
Flying: Two generations, late June-July and September-May (hibernates)
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 133 (49.3%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 24 February to 26 November

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 09 July to 13 November



Adult:

Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Yellow
No. of Proleg Pairs:
4