Gracillariidae: Gracillariinae

0284 (ABH15.006) Caloptilia rufipennella, (Hübner, 1796)

KR01129

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
 Photo © Jonathan Newman
Larval cone on Sycamore
Larval cone on Sycamore
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Larval cones on Sycamore
Larval cones on Sycamore
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Larval cones and initial mine on Silver Maple
Larval cones and initial mine on Silver Maple
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


General Information

This species was first discovered in Britain in 1970 and it is expanding its range. Its small size and the whitish band on the forelegs are diagnostic.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an adult.

Wingspan: 11-12mm
Foodplant(s): Sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus)
Flying: One generation, July-April (hibernates)
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Regional Information

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

Last recorded in October 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 19 May to 16 November

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 12 June to 21 November

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Howden
Howden
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Culbin Forest, Moray
Culbin Forest, Moray
 Photo © Ian Fisher
 Photo © Jonathan Newman

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