Gracillariidae: Gracillariinae

0281 (ABH15.003) Caloptilia populetorum, (Zeller, 1839)

KR01125

 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards


General Information

This species can be identified by the dark spots on the leading edge of the forewing and the darker cilia.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an adult.

Wingspan: 11-14mm
Foodplant(s): birches (Betula spp.)
Flying: One generation, August-May (hibernates)
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Heathland, scrub and open woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 2 (0.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 24 July to 17 August

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 Photo © David Griffiths

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