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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Late Jul-Oct, hibernates to following Spring.

Forewing: 5-6mm.

Foodplant: Field Maple, sometimes Sycamore.

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 records2040
Number of individuals918
Unique positions1428
Unique locations1632
Adult records36
Immature records918

For the region, we have a total of 40 records from 32 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


0290 Caloptilia semifascia 06
© Paul Harris
0290 Caloptilia semifascia 05
© Paul Harris
0290 Caloptilia semifascia 04
© Paul Harris
0290 Caloptilia semifascia 02 leafmine on Acer campestris
© Jenny Seawright
0290 Caloptilia semifascia 03 leafmine on Acer campestris
© Jenny Seawright
0290 Caloptilia semifascia 01 on Acer campestris
© Jenny Seawright

Species Account

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