The Moths of Suffolk
285 Caloptilia azaleella, Azalea Leaf Miner, (Brants, 1913)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Adventive (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Plant nurseries and gardens

Flight Period : Double-brooded; May and August

Larval foodplants : Azalea (especially Rhododendron simsii, Rhododendron indicum, Rhododendron hinomayo and other cultivars)

Records : Woodbridge (N Sherman, 31.xii.2002), Ipswich (N Sherman, 8.xii.2002), Newmarket (P Bryant, 30.iii.2004)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Listed as non-Suffolk

Wingspan details : Wingspan 10-11mm


Confusion species
    AdultCaloptilia hauderi

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Ipswich, Suffolk (6.x.2009) © Neil Sherman

Leaf-mine occurrence

Life history chart
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