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Caloptilia betulicola
Red Birch Slender (Hering, 1927)
Gracillariidae: Gracillariinae
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Photo © Shane Farrell

Similar Norfolk Species
Pale Red Slender
Caloptilia elongella
Small Red Slender
Caloptilia rufipennella
Wingspan: 14-16mm
Flight: Two Generations. June-July. Sep. Overwintering to reappear in spring.
Foodplant:   Birch.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: L
Norfolk Status
Very similar to C. elongella.
Leaf-mine: July, September - early November
larva mines the leaves initially and then living inside a rolled leaf

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 19 (28%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1986.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
19/08/2020127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
17/07/2020127TG33 - Bacton
14/07/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
26/06/2020127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
18/05/2020127TG33 - Bacton
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