Lepidoptera Outer Hebrides

Family: Gracillariidae   Checklist Number: 15.006

Caloptilia rufipennella   Hübner, 1796

Small Red Slender

The species was only discovered in Britain in 1970, and had a scattered northern and eastern distribution. Still rare in the islands, but this is probably due to the relative scarce distribution of the food plant. The adults emerge in August and over winter