The Moths of Suffolk
290 Caloptilia semifascia, (Haworth, 1828)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Woodland edges, hedgerows and parkland

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

Larval foodplants : Field Maple (Acer campestre) and sometime Sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus)

Records : Newmarket (A Prichard, 22.x.2002), Nowton Park (A Prichard, 29.ix.2002), Santon Downham (B Palmer, 1987-1989), Bradfield St George (A Prichard, 19.x.2003), Bonny Wood (A Prichard, 12.ix.2004)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed

Wingspan details : Wingspan 10-12mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultCaloptilia elongella
Caloptilia rufipennella
    Leaf-mineCaloptilia hemidactylella

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

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Eye, Suffolk (16.viii.2009) © Paul Kitchener

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Leaf roll on Field Maple - Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (9.x.2006) © A Prichard

Leaf-mine occurrence
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Life history chart
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imago imago imago imago ovaimago ovalarva larva pupaimago imago imago imago imago

Further Photographs

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Eye, Suffolk (24.x.2009) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (12.x.2011) © Neil Sherman
Summer generation - Ipswich, Suffolk (13.vii.2012) © Paul Kitchener
 
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Dark specimen - Ipswich, Suffolk (20.viii.2013) © Paul Kitchener
Confirmed by dissection, Jon Clifton - Ipswich, Suffolk (23.vii.2013) © Paul Kitchener
f. hauderi - confirmed by dissection - Ipswich, Suffolk (28.vii.2013) © Neil Sherman
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (17.iii.2014) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (5.iv.2014) © Paul Kitchener
Gen. det. - Ipswich, Suffolk (10.vii.2015) © Paul Kitchener
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (28.vii.2016) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (8.iii.2017) © Paul Kitchener
Very pale example (ID confirmed by gen.det. Raymond Watson) - Ipswich, Suffolk (29.iii.2017) © Paul Kitchener
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (23.x.2017) © Paul Kitchener