Gracillariidae: Gracillariinae

0290 (ABH15.012) Caloptilia semifascia, (Haworth, 1828)

KR01130

 Photo © Jonathan Newman
 Photo © Jonathan Newman
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

This moth has a diagnostic angled light streak starting at the leading edge of the forewing.

 

The larvae produce a gallery mine which leads to a squarish blotch. They later form up to three leaf tubes/cones.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an adult.

Wingspan: 10-12mm
Foodplant(s): Field Maple (Acer campestre), Sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus)
Flying: One generation, September-May (hibernates)

Regional Information

Recorded in 118 (43.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in November 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 29 February to 28 October

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 20 June to 03 December

Similar Species
Howden
Howden
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


Adult:

Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
White, black