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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Very rare resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Sep-Nov, hibernates to following Spring.

Forewing: 5-6mm.

Foodplant: Alder.

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 recorded20042004
Year last recorded20102010
Number of records36
Number of individuals24
Unique positions24
Unique locations24
Adult records24
Immature records12

For the region, we have a total of 6 records from 4 sites. Earliest record on file is in 2004.


0289 Caloptilia falconipennella 02 pupa on Alnus glutinosa
© Jenny Seawright
0289 Caloptilia falconipennella 01 on Alnus glutinosa
© Jenny Seawright

Species Account

For further information refer UK Moths.
Some records are of leafmines/rolls. Refer leafmines.co.uk.

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