The Moths of Suffolk
282 Caloptilia elongella, (Linnaeus, 1761)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Woodland, fens and scrub

Flight Period : Double-brooded; June and September to April

Larval foodplants : Alder (Alnus glutinosa)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not very commonly beaten from bushes in Bentley Woods during August, November, March and April 1895-1934 (Mly); Flixton near Bungay in April 1891 (Ctw); Reydon in September 1935 (Baker); Sutton and Thetford (Whit.); Blythbro (Gd).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 14-16mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultCaloptilia betulicola
Caloptilia rufipennella
Caloptilia semifascia
Caloptilia hemidactylella
    Leaf-mineCaloptilia falconipennella
Phyllonorycter stettinensis

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

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Ipswich, Suffolk (iv.2007) © Neil Sherman

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early mine on Alder - Newbourne Springs, Suffolk (1.ix.2007) © A Prichard

Flight chart
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Leaf-mine occurrence
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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early mine on Alder - Newbourne Springs, Suffolk (1.ix.2007) © A Prichard
Larval mine on alder - Mildenhall, Suffolk (8.x.2007) © A Prichard
Larval mine on alder - Mildenhall, Suffolk (8.x.2007) © A Prichard
 
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Larval mine on alder - Mildenhall, Suffolk (8.x.2007) © A Prichard