Gracillariidae: Gracillariinae

01127 Caloptilia robustella, Jäckh, 1972

BF0287 (ABH15.009)


General Information

This species is very similar to C. alchimiella but has a shorter and less clearly defined yellow blotch on the forewing. Genital dissection is necessary for a conclusive identification, although the first generation appear around three weeks before C. alchimiella.


The larvae create a short gallery mine which later becomes a blotch. They then form up to three cones at the edge of the leaf.

Wingspan: 10-13mm
Foodplant(s): oaks (Quercus spp.), Beech (Fagus sylvatica), Sweet Chestnut (Castanea sativa)
Flying: Two generations, April-June and July-September
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Woodland, heathland and scrub.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

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