The Moths of Suffolk
281 Caloptilia populetorum, (Zeller, 1839)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Heathland, scrub and open woodland where the foodplant occurs

Flight Period : Single-brooded; August to May, overwintering but in some seasons may emerge earlier and have a partial second brood

Larval foodplants : birch (Betula)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed

Wingspan details : Wingspan 11-14mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultCaloptilia cuculipennella
Caloptilia falconipennella
Caloptilia syringella
    Leaf-mineCaloptilia betulicola

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

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Ipswich, Suffolk (28.viii.2009) © A Prichard

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (14.viii.2013) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (10.viii.2013) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (27.vii.2014) © Paul Kitchener
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (10.iii.2017) © Paul Kitchener