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Caloptilia elongella (Linnaeus, 1761)

A common species throughout Belgium.

The larvae feed on Alnus glutinosa, when young, in an irregular epidermal mine on the upperside of a leaf, later rolling a leaf downwards longitudinally, in two such spinnings. Pupation in a silken membrane, usually on the underside of a leaf.

The adults fly in two generations a year: in June, and again from late August till April. They hibernate in evergreen trees. They come to light.


Belgium, Limburg, Kinrooi, 18 September 2004.
(Photo © Maarten Jacobs)
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