The Moths of Suffolk
289 Caloptilia falconipennella, (Hübner, 1813)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Flight Period : Single-brooded; September to May, hibernating over the winter

Larval foodplants : Alder (Alnus glutinosa)

Records : Minsmere RSPB Reserve (J Langmaid & J Higgott, 1.x.2005)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed

Wingspan details : Wingspan 12-14mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultCaloptilia cuculipennella
Caloptilia populetorum
Caloptilia hemidactylella
    Leaf-mineCaloptilia elongella

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

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Adult hatched from mine. - Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2007) © Neil Sherman

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (iii.2008) © Neil Sherman
Early mine and blotch on underside of Alder leaf. - Ipswich, Suffolk (24.x.2009) © Neil Sherman
Early mine, blotch and first fold on underside of Alder leaf. - Ipswich, Suffolk (24.x.2009) © Neil Sherman
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (31.iii.2017) © Paul Kitchener