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Caloptilia elongella (Linnaeus, 1761)

Pale Red Slender
15.0040 (B&F: 282)

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


A resident species, probably occurring singly or sparingly by day and at mv light near a few deciduous woods. Double-brooded, flying mainly from mid-July to mid-November, and then reappearing in noticeably smaller numbers after hibernation when they are present in spring up to mid-May. Larvae feed on alder. (Pratt, 2011)

Caloptilia elongella (Linnaeus, 1761)
larval feeding signs on alder
Kent, 23 ix 2012
Photo: Tony Davis

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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