15.008 .... B&F 0286
Caloptilia alchimiella (Scopoli, 1763)
Status .....Relatively recently seperated from Caloptilia robustella, which we have included photographs of for comparison purposes. Common around the Sherwood Forest area, but likely to be more widespread. Caloptilia alchimiella leaf mines are identical to those of Caloptilia robustella.
Photographed at Market Warsop June 2020   Leaf mine, photographed at Sherwood Forest CP July 2009
Caloptilia robustella (For comparison)
Photographed at Lound Wood May 2004   Leaf mine, photographed at Nettleworth Manor August 2010
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Caloptilia achimiella
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Phil Lee. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Martin Gray. Iain Leach, Kate Harte and Paul Baker (Budby South Forest Moth Trapping Results). Phil Cadman. Tom Shields.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated January 2024

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