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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul, and Sep-Oct, hibernates through to following Spring.

Forewing: 7-8mm.

Foodplant: Birch.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1993198119891984
Year last recorded2013201120142011
Number of records742513
Number of individuals71329
Unique positions641910
Unique locations641910
Adult records61228
Immature records1335

For the county, we have a total of 49 records from 39 sites. First recorded in 1981.


15.005 Caloptilia betulicola 01
© Dave Williamson

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and fairly common among birches, under-recorded due to the confusion with C. elongella (Linnaeus) and not yet recorded from vice-counties 61 and 65.

Beaumont, 2002: VC61. Skipwith Common, 27.7.1993 det. HEB (GBS). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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