Caloptilia betulicola - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth

GRACILLARIIDAE

Gracillariinae

Las Descargues, 2 September 2013
Caloptilia betulicola Adult

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© Robin Howard

Caloptilia betulicola M. Hering, 1828)

Wingspan: 14-17mm

A bivoltine species on the wing i April and May and again from August to April when it is an occasional visitor to the lights at Las Descargues although more frequently encountered in the woodland and heathland of the plateau.

Larvae feed in sinuous galleries in low hanging Betula leaves rolling a leaf from tip to stalk.

 

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