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Caloptilia rufipennella (Hübner, 1796)

(Small Red Slender)
15.0060 (B&F: 284)

»Suborder: Glossata
 »Superfamily: Gracillarioidea
  »Family: Gracillariidae
   »Subfamily: Gracillariinae
    »Tribe: Phalacropterygini

Status and ecology:

National Status: Common

A resident species whose larvae generally occur sparingly or fairly commonly in deciduous woods, especially in the West. Single-brooded, flying mainly from mid-July until autumn, and again after hibernation in the following spring up to early May. Larvae feed on sycamore samaras. (Pratt, 2011)

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Brighton, 07 xi 2015 Photo: Gideon Knight

Caloptilia rufipennella (Hübner, 1796)

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