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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Common and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Sep, hibernates until following Spring.

Forewing: 6-7mm.

Foodplant: Willow and Poplar.

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 recorded188419981884
Year last recorded201020102010
Number of records1509318
Number of individuals13016292
Unique positions955200
Unique locations865182
Adult records1278270
Immature records11124

For the region, we have a total of 318 records from 182 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1884.


0288 Caloptilia stigmatella 05
© Martin Raper
0288 Caloptilia stigmatella 04
© Paul Harris
0288 Caloptilia stigmatella 03
© Paul Harris
0288 Caloptilia stigmatella 02
© Paul Harris
0288 Caloptilia stigmatella 01
© Tom Morris

Species Account

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

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