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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: Two generations, Jun-Jul and Sep-Oct, hibernates over winter.

Forewing: 7-8mm.

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 recorded187619981876
Year last recorded200919982009
Number of records32166
Number of individuals23760
Unique positions24150
Unique locations23148
Adult records13128
Immature records10020

For the region, we have a total of 66 records from 48 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1876.


0282 Caloptilia elongella 02 leaf roll on Alnus
© Jenny Seawright
0282 Caloptilia elongella 01 leaf mine on Alnus
© Jenny Seawright

Species Account

Similar species: 0283 Caloptilia betulicola.

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

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