Gracillariidae: Gracillariinae

0280 (ABH15.002) Caloptilia cuculipennella, (Hübner, 1796)

KR01115

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


General Information

The larvae produce a mine similar to C. syringella on the same foodplant, but with a more silvery colour.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an adult.

Wingspan: 11-12mm
Foodplant(s): Wild Privet (Ligustrum vulgare), Ash (Fraxinus excelsior)
Flying: One generation, September-May (hibernates)
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Uncommon/Rare

Habitat

Sea-cliffs and rough ground near the coast and woodland inland.

Regional Information

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

Last recorded in July 2013

Recorded date range (Adult): 11 July to 11 July

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 07 August to 13 October

Similar Species
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths

Uncommon/Rare
Adult: