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Gracillaria syringella (Fabricius, 1794)

Common Slender
15.0140 (B&F: 293)
Previously:Caloptilia syringella (Fabricius, 1794)

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


A resident species, whose larvae are often fairly common and sometimes common in shrubby places in the West; less numerous in the East. Widespread and perhaps generally distributed. Double-brooded, flying mainly from mid-April to early June and again from late June to late August. Larvae feed on lilac, ash and privet. (Pratt, 2011)

Caloptilia syringella (Fabricius, 1794)
Woods Mill, 11 vii 2019
Photo: Bob Foreman
Caloptilia syringella (Fabricius, 1794)
Hampshire, 12 v 2012
Photo: Tony Davis
Caloptilia syringella (Fabricius, 1794)
Sharpthorne, 18 viii 2005
Photo: Paul Clark
Caloptilia syringella (Fabricius, 1794)
Crowborough, 08 v 2016
Photo: Charles Waters

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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