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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce A

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 6mm.

Foodplant: Privet or Ash.

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 recorded20092009
Number of records2448
Number of individuals24
Unique positions2142
Unique locations1734
Adult records48
Immature records918

For the region, we have a total of 48 records from 34 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


0280 Caloptilia cuculipennella 02 larva on Fraxinus
© Jenny Seawright
0280 Caloptilia cuculipennella 01 leaf roll on Fraxinus
© Jenny Seawright

Species Account

Similar species: 0293 Caloptilia syringella.

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

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