The Moths of Suffolk
287 Caloptilia robustella, Jäckh , 1972

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Woodland, heathland ad scrub

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

Larval foodplants : oak (Quercus)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed as not split from Caloptilia alchimiella at that time

Wingspan details : Wingspan 10-13mm


Confusion species
    AdultCaloptilia alchimiella
    Leaf-mineCaloptilia alchimiella
Caloptilia leucapennella

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Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2007) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
1 32 100 41 78 8

Leaf-mine occurrence

Life history chart
pupa pupa pupa pupaimago ovalarvaimago larva larvapupa ovaimago larva larvapupa pupa pupa

Further Photographs

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Gen.det. Jon Clifton - Eye, Suffolk (10.v.2008) © Paul Kitchener
Found resting on car by Paul Bryant - Woolpit, Suffolk (23.v.2009) © Lee Gregory