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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: Jul, and Sep-Oct, hibernates through to following Spring.

Forewing: 7-8mm.

Foodplant: Birch.

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 recorded196719931967
Year last recorded201020102010
Number of records38790
Number of individuals31776
Unique positions28566
Unique locations24558
Adult records26562
Immature records11226

For the region, we have a total of 90 records from 58 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1967.


0283 Caloptilia betulicola 01
© Tom Morris

Species Account

Similar species: 0282 Caloptilia elongella.

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

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