Caloptilia populetorum

Scientific Name: 

Caloptilia populetorum

Synonyms: 

Clouded Slender

The adults resemble several other Caloptilia species and are best identified by the dark spots on the forewing leading edge and darker cilia. Their flight period is from August onwards

Wingspan: 

11-14 mm

Log Book Number: 

281

Authority: 

Zeller, 1839

Confusion Species: 

Caloptilia cuculipennella, Caloptilia falconipennella, Caloptilia syringella

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the larvae feed on birch (Betula) leaves, initially in a gallery and later rolling a leaf and feeding within.

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