Gracillariidae : Gracillariinae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  To MV light, Feckenham Wylde Moor, Worcestershire. August 1st 2017

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Euspilapteryx auroguttella
Gold-dot Slender
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Calybites phasianipennella
Little Slender

(Hübner, 1813)296 / 15.017

Uncommon local resident.

Rumex spp., Polygonum spp. and Lysimachia vulgaris, with larva feeding from July to September in a blotch in the upper side of a leaf, then in cones made from the tip of a leaf or from a strip cut from a larger leaf of the foodplant. Pupates in a cocoon in the final occupied cone.

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 30 (21%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1924.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 10-11mm
Flight: Two generations, with adults possible all year round.
Foodplant:   Water-pepper, Redshank, Black Bindweed, Common Sorrel, Sheep's Sorrel, Broad-leaved Dock, others
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Mine: L
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
01/11/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO86
15/09/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO85
29/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO75
03/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO75
29/07/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO75
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