Gracillariidae: Gracillariinae

01116 Caloptilia elongella, (Linnaeus, 1761)

BF0282 (ABH15.004)


General Information

Like other members of the Caloptilia family, this species rests with its front raised.


The larvae initially feed in a mine, moving later to a folded or rolled leaf of the food plant.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an adult.

Wingspan: 14-16mm
Foodplant(s): Alder (Alnus glutinosa)
Flying: Two generations, June and September-April (hibernates)
UK Presence: Resident
National status:

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

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