Main: (Gracillariidae / Gracillariinae)
15.002 [B&F: 0280] Caloptilia cuculipennella (Hübner, 1796)


Nationally scarce (Na) in Britain as far north as Perthshire and in Ireland, especially on sea-cliffs and rough ground near the sea and woodland inland. Very rare in our area: Ffennell reported one from the Southampton area in 1935, and there are three old records from the Isle of Wight. Recent years have seen a scattering of further examples, from South Gorley and Winchester in 2014, and another on the Island at Cranmore SSSI in June 2015. Wingspan 11-12 mm. Similar to C. syringella. Larva mines leaves of Ash and Wild Privet, subsequently living within a leaf-fold.

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Distribution Map

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Record Density

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Detail records

VC10 Isle of Wight
Bouldnor (SZ39)1900-Blair, Dr K.G.Adult
Isle of Wight (SZ38)01-Sep-192912Ford, LTAdult
Ventnor (SZ57)28-Sep-1948-Jacobs, SNAAdult
Ventnor (SZ57)30-Sep-1948-Jacobs, SNAAdult
Cranmore (SZ39)05-Jun-2015oneHammond, MAdult
VC11 South Hampshire
Southampton (SU41)1935-Ffennell, DWHAdult
South Gorley (SU11)03-Aug-2014oneHackett, SAdult
Winchester (SU42)05-Sep-2014oneWalker, THAdult

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