Caloptilia hemidactylella

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Caloptilia hemidactylella
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Gracillariidae
Genus: Caloptilia
Species: C. hemidactylella
Binomial name
Caloptilia hemidactylella
(Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
  • Tinea hemidactylella Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775

Caloptilia hemidactylella is a moth of the Gracillariidae family. It is mostly found in central and northern Europe, although there are recent records from Belgium and the Netherlands.[1] It is a rare species in Great Britain with no reliable records since the 1950s, when it was recorded in Gloucestershire. It is also believed to have been present in Northamptonshire in the 19th century.

Pieces of sycamore leaves rolled conically (3b and 3b*)

The wingspan is about 13 millimetres (0.51 in). Adults are on wing from September onwards.

The larvae feed on Acer campestre.


  1. ^ "Caloptilia hemidactylella (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)". 2.5. Fauna Europaea. July 23, 2012. Retrieved March 25, 2013. 

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