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15.009 ~ 0287 ~ Caloptilia robustella
UK Status

Resident. Found throughout Britain as far north as Aberdeenshire, but more commonly in the south.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from scattered sites across the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 10-13mm.

Confusion species

C. alchimiella.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine)


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 DB, 17th July 2013, Middletown

Photo by PRW, 19th May 2014, Commins Coch