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0289  ~ Caloptilia falconipennella
UK Status

Resident. A rare, Nationally scarce B species found mainly in the south of Britain.

Montgomeryshire Status

This species was first recorded in 2017 at Middletown in the north-east of the county. This is the first record for North Wales

Wingspan :   M & F 12-14mm.

Confusion species


C. semifascia, C. hemidactylella,
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)

Habitat

Generally wet or damp places.

Foodplant

Alder.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid underside of leaf. Larva forms blotch and later folds leaf. Pupates in white cocoon in leaf margin.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 14th March 2017, Middletown
Confirmed by Gen.Det.