Lep:Gracillariinae
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15.003 Caloptilia populetorum (Zeller, 1839)
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leaf rolled longitudinally
leaf rolled longitudinally

 

Food Plant: Betula spp. (Birch)

Egg: either side of leaf

Mine: July-August

Notes: A broad intial mine from tip to base of leaf, which later contracts. It then folds the leaf edge, later it rolls the whole leaf longitudinally Compare with C.betulicola, which rolls the leaf transversally. Uncommon. Found on moors, heaths and where birrch is regenerating in woodland.

National Status: Local

Bradley No: 281

Data: 03.viii.2017, South Glendale, South Uist, Outer Hebrides, VC110

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