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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Aug.

Forewing: 5-6mm.

Foodplant: Oak.

IMPORTANT - Please note that the maps and accounts are provisional, subject to change and further update.  The whole dataset still needs to go through the final verification process and it is likely that a very small number of records will not satisfy the present requirements and there are other records that have not been formally submitted.  The information is for guidance only.

Record breakdown:

Year first recorded188519461885
Year last recorded201020092010
Number of records586128
Number of individuals815172
Unique positions465102
Unique locations39486
Adult records505110
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 128 records from 86 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


0286 Caloptilia alchimiella 02
© Paul Harris
0286 Caloptilia alchimiella 01
© Tom Morris

Species Account

Similar species: 0287 Caloptilia robustella.

For further information refer UK Moths.
Refer leafmines.co.uk.

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