Gracillariidae : Gracillariinae
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Photo © Oliver Wadsworth,  Tiddesley Wood. VC37. 10/04/2015 - mottled form

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Caloptilia elongella
Pale Red Slender
Caloptilia rufipennella
Small Red Slender
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Caloptilia semifascia
Maple Slender

(Haworth, 1828)290 / 15.012

Locally common and increasing.

Acer campestre and occasionally A. pseudoplatanus or A. platanoides with larva feeding in June/July. At first in a blotch on the underside of a leaf and then in cones made by transversely rolling the leaf from the tip, sealing the ends with the adjacent leaf lobes. On sycamore the cone is as C. rufipennella.

Mine: Moth needs to be reared and, in some cases, possibly dissected.

Recorded in 48 (34%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 10-12mm
Flight: Two generations, with adults possible all year round.
Foodplant:   Field Maple, Sycamore, Silver Maple, Norway Maple
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Mine: R
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
27/10/2019+VC40 - ShropshireSO48 -
11/10/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSP18
29/09/20193VC36 - HerefordshireSO65 -
29/09/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO65 -
29/09/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO75 -
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