15.007 .... B&F 0285
Azalea Leaf Miner Caloptilia azaleella (Brants, 1913) 
Status .....No previous Nottinghamshire records until 2016, when leaf mines were found on an Azalea sp growing in a Mansfield garden. The larva initially mine the leaves, later forming a cone by rolling the leaf downwards from the tip. An adventive species, currently spreading north throughout the UK and now probably fairly widespread in parks and suburban gardens.
Leaf mine, photographed at Mansfield August 2016
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Caloptilia azaleella
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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Updated October 2017

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