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0288 ~ Caloptilia stigmatella
UK Status

Resident. Widely distributed and common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Fairly common, records from across the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 12-14mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine?)


Wherever the foodplant is found.


Willow, sallow, poplar, aspen.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on underside of leaf. Larva forms a long gallery which develops into a blotch, then forms cones of successive sizes to feed within. Pupates in a pale green cocoon spun under the leaf.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 9th July 2008, Commins Coch

Photo by PRW, 26th Apr 2010, Commins Coch

Photo by DB, 17th Sept 2011, Middletown
Pic shows mine on willow.