Gracillariidae : Gracillariinae
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Photo © Will Langdon,  Ex. larva on Acer pseudoplatanus collected 22/09/2022 - Dungeness, Kent - Gen Det F. Peter Hall

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Caloptilia honoratella

(Rebel, 1914)15.0131

A recent addition to the British list, first recorded in Surrey in 2017 but has spread widely since then and is now known from each of the Upper Thames counties. 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: Moth needs to be reared and, in some cases, possibly dissected.

Recorded in 4 (5%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2021.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Acer pseudoplatanus, Acer monspessulanum
GB Status: immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: R
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
29/10/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU56
18/07/20221VC23 - OxfordshireSP33
17/07/20221VC23 - OxfordshireSP33
30/04/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU77
11/04/20222VC22 - BerkshireSU77
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