Gracillariidae : Gracillariinae
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Caloptilia elongella

(Linnaeus, 1761) 282 / 15.004
Photo © Charles Fletcher 25 Mar 2005,  SE2773 Ellington Banks VC64

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Yorkshire Status: Uncommon and local resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This species was formerly confused with C. betulicola (Hering) and many early records cannot be substantiated. There are few confirmed County records, it is certainly under-recorded and should be looked for among alder.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 97 (49%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1859.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

< Caloptilia populetorum  |  Caloptilia betulicola >
Wingspan: 14-16mm
Flight: Two generations, with adults possible all year round.
Foodplant:   Alder
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: A
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/02/2024164SE27 - Kirkby Malzeard
12/11/2023161TA02 - Hessle
31/10/2023+63SK47 - Staveley / Bolsover
30/10/2023+64SE35 - Harrogate / Knaresborough
30/10/2023+65SE28 - Bedale
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