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Caloptilia stigmatella
Willow Stilt

(Fabricius, 1781)288 / 15.010
=White-triangle Slender

Norfolk status
Widespread and common distinctive species.

Forelegs thickly scaled at the base, appearing 'feathered' and a large white or yellow costal blotch that is triangular in shape with a short flat top, often with a backwards pointing extension.

Leaf-mine: July-September
Gallery which leads to a blotch, then creating two or three edge or tip of a leaf cones.

Recorded in 61 (82%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
31/10/2023127TG20Norwich (Earlham)
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Wingspan: 12-14mm
Flight: Late June and July. Sept - May.
Foodplant:   Sallow, Willow, Poplar or Aspen.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1  Mine: A
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