Caloptilia betulicola

    Red Birch Slender

    GracillariidaeABH 15.005 B&F 283

    A scarce leaf-miner on birch, largely restricted to areas where birch occurs naturally.  Recorded both as a leaf-mine and as an adult to light; adults not reared from the foodplant need dissection to separate them from C. elongella.

    Adult Verification Grade: 4

    Mine Verification Grade: L

    Red Birch Slender (Caloptilia betulicola) photographed in Somerset by Paul Wilkins