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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: Several generations, Apr-Sep (Nov elsewhere).

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 recorded199520031995
Year last recorded201020102010
Number of records699156
Number of individuals739164
Unique positions465102
Unique locations42594
Adult records669150
Immature records204

For the region, we have a total of 156 records from 94 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1995.


0287 Caloptilia robustella 01
© Tom Morris

Species Account

Similar species: 0286 Caloptilia alchimiella.

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

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