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15.01 ~ 0288 ~ Caloptilia stigmatella ~ White-triangle Slender
UK Status

Resident. Widely distributed and common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Fairly common, records from across the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 12-14mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine?)


Wherever the foodplant is found.


Willow, sallow, poplar, aspen.

Lifestage data

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

Photo by PRW, 9th July 2008, Commins Coch

Photo by PRW, 26th Apr 2010, Commins Coch

Photo by DB, 17th Sept 2011, Middletown
Pic shows mine on willow.