Gracillariidae : Gracillariinae
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Photo © Dave Appleton,  23/03/2016 - North Elmham (male, gen det)

Immature stages

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Caloptilia elongella
Pale Red Slender

(Linnaeus, 1761)282 / 15.004
Norfolk status

Leaf-mine: May, July.
Larvae feed at first in a mine, and later in a folded or rolled leaf of alder.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 32 (46%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/09/2020+28TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
13/08/2020127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
31/07/2020128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
29/07/2020127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
15/07/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 14-16mm
Flight: June and Sept - April. (overwinters)
Foodplant:   Alder
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: A
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