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Caloptilia populetorum (Zeller, 1839)

Clouded Slender
15.0030 (B&F: 281)

»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Gracillarioidea
    »Family: Gracillariidae
      »Subfamily: Gracillariinae
        »Tribe: Phalacropterygini


A resident species on the increase, usually occurring singly or sparingly in deciduous woods chiefly in the north of the region, although sometimes fairly common at mv light at Warnham. Single-brooded, flying mainly from early July to late September, with a few adults surviving hibernation up to mid-January. Larvae feed on (silver) birch. (Pratt, 2011)

Caloptilia populetorum (Zeller, 1839)
Etchingham, 10 vii 2019
Photo: Caroline Moore
Caloptilia populetorum (Zeller, 1839)
Bracklesham, 05 x 2015
Photo: Derek Lee

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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