Gracillariidae : Gracillariinae
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Gracillaria syringella
Garden Stilt

(Fabricius, 1794)293 / 15.014
=Common Slender
=Caloptilia syringella

Norfolk status
Widespread.
Distinctive but variable species.
Abundant among privet and lilac everywhere, can be a pest in gardens.

Leaf-mine: June, August-September.
Contorted blotch with black frass, then two successive cones formed by folding the tip of a leaf downwards.

Recorded in 62 (84%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1886.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
14/07/2024128TL99Rockland St Peter
08/07/2024128TF74Thornham
25/06/2024227TG10Cringleford (UEA)
25/06/2024227TG03Holt
23/06/2024228TL99Rockland St Peter
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Wingspan: 10-13mm
Flight: Two Generations. Apr-May. Jul-Aug.
Foodplant:   Privet, Ash, Lilac
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1  Mine: A
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