Gracillariidae : Gracillariinae
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Immature stages

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Caloptilia falconipennella
Dark Alder Stilt

(Hübner, 1813)289 / 15.011
=Scarce Alder Slender

Norfolk status
First recorded in Norfolk 2005. Fairly frequent with several spring records per year.

Caloptilia falconipennella is seasonally dimorphic, with spring and summer forms. The summer form has a sharply defined yellow costal blotch and is apparently rare in Norfolk, with very few records. This is faint or absent from the spring form, except for the oblique front edge defining a darker basal area.

The summer form with yellow costal blotch is very similar to other early spring species, Caloptilia hemidactylella and C. honoratella and will need examination to confirm.

Nationally scarce (Nb) in marshes, river-banks, ditches and other damp areas throughout Britain.

Leaf-mine: July - Aug. Alnus glutinosa (Alder), Alnus cordata (Italian Alder)

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 33 (45%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2005.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Caloptilia falconipennella- Shotesham 21-03-11, Slide 1264 J Clifton
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
14/11/2023127TG30Blofield / Lingwood
08/09/20231028TL99Rockland All Saints
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 12-14mm
Flight: September to May, hibernating.
Foodplant:   Alder
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3  Mine: L
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