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Photo © Patrick Clement,  Habberley Valley, Worcestershire. Gen Det, male. August 26th 2013.

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Caloptilia elongella

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Caloptilia betulicola

(Hering, 1927)283 / 15.005

Fairly common resident.

Betula spp. with larva feeding in May and July initially in a blotch in a leaf and then in cones made by transversely rolling the leaf. Adults cannot reliably be separated from C. elongella except by genitalia examination.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 58 (41%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1927.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 14-16mm
Flight: Two generations, with adults possible all year round.
Foodplant:   Birch
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: L
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
18/07/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ90
08/07/2022 to 14/07/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSK00
04/08/20211VC37 - WorcestershireSO85
22/07/20211VC37 - WorcestershireSO85
16/07/20211VC37 - WorcestershireSO85
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