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Caloptilia rufipennella
Small Red Slender (Hübner, 1796)
Gracillariidae: Gracillariinae
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Photo © Jim Wheeler,  Lynford Arboretum 27/07/12

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Wingspan: 11-12mm
Flight: (July) Aug - April (hibernates)
Foodplant:   Sycamore
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Mine: A
Norfolk Status
Variety of habitats.
First discovered in Britain in 1970.
Smaller size with brown with whitish bands at the top of the forelegs diagnostic.

Recorded in 48 (70%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1974.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
13/05/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
30/03/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
08/11/2020127TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
30/10/2020228TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
30/10/2020128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
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