The Moths of Suffolk
283 Caloptilia betulicola, (Hering, 1927)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Flight Period : Double-brooded; late June to July and September to April, overwintering

Larval foodplants : Birch (Betula)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Possible confusion with previous

Wingspan details : Wingspan 14-16mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultCaloptilia elongella
Caloptilia rufipennella
Caloptilia hemidactylella
    Leaf-mineCaloptilia populetorum
Phyllonorycter corylifoliella
Phyllonorycter leucographella, Firethorn Leaf-miner

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

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Ipswich, Suffolk (ix.2005) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Female, confirmed by dissection - Ipswich, Suffolk (29.vii.2013) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2004) © Neil Sherman
Dunwich, Suffolk (29.viii.2013) © Paul Kitchener