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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: None

Local Status: Rare and restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Oct, overwinters to following Spring.

Forewing: 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 recorded18851885
Year last recorded20052005
Number of records2040
Number of individuals816
Unique positions1734
Unique locations1734
Adult records816
Immature records12

For the region, we have a total of 40 records from 34 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


0292 Povolnya leucapennella 02
© Paul Harris
0292 Caloptilia leucapennella 01
© Jenny Seawright

Species Account

Similar species: 0293 Caloptilia alchimiella.

For further information refer UK Moths.


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