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Caloptilia azaleella
Azalea Leaf-miner

(Brants, 1913)285 / 15.007

Norfolk status
Introduced with azalea and rhodedendron plants, now spreading throughout southern Britain.

First Norfolk record in Norwich, 8th May 2000.
Reported to be widespread in the gardens of Hoveton Hall in 2012 (S. Wright). Noted that out of the 250 varieties of Rhododendron at Hoveton, so far only found on Hatsugiri, with leaf rolls found on all of the plants checked.

Leaf-mine: June, September

Recorded in 7 (9%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2000.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
28/07/2023127TG21Norwich (Catton)
20/08/2022127TG21Norwich (Thorpe End)
15/07/2022127TG21Norwich (Catton)
13/09/2021127TG23North Walsham
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Wingspan: 10-11mm
Flight: Two generations May-Aug.
Foodplant:   Azalea
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1  Mine: A
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