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15.004 ~ 0282 ~ Caloptilia elongella
UK Status

Resident. Widely distributed and common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

A few records coming from both the far west and far east of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 14-16mm.

Confusion species

C. betulicola, C. rufipennella and C. hemodactylella.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine)


Wherever the foodplant is found.



Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on upperside of leaf. Larva first mines an irregular gallery which develops into a blotch, finally leaves the blotch, rolls the leaf longitudinally and feeds within. Pupates in a cocoon spun under the leaf.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, Sept 2011, Montgomeryshire

Photo by MDH, Sept 2011, Montgomeryshire

Photo by PRW, 26th Sept 2013, Commins Coch