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15.008 ~ 0286 ~ Caloptilia alchimiella
UK Status

Resident. Widely distributed and common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Found at scattered sites in the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 10-13mm.

Confusion species

C. robustella.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Mainly oak woodland.



Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on underside of leaf. Larva forms a small mine which develops into a blotch, then forms cones of successive sizes to feed within. Pupates in a oval cocoon spun under the leaf.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 5th Sept 2006, Commins Coch