Gracillariidae : Gracillariinae
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Photo © Dave Wilton,  Westcott, Bucks Mar 2021 (gen det)

Similar Upper Thames Species
Caloptilia semifascia
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Caloptilia falconipennella
Dark Alder Stilt

(Hübner, 1813)15.011
=Scarce Alder Slender

Apparently scarce in our area. Part of a group of Caloptilia species that has become challenging to identify, due to the variation within and between the two broods, and the potential presence of additional similar species. Well-marked specimens from the over-wintering brood may be recognisable from markings, but dissection is needed for summer brood specimens and where there is any doubt.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 19 (24%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1994.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
18/07/20221VC23 - OxfordshireSP50
30/04/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU77
12/04/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU56
11/04/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU87
22/03/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU87
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