Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Caloptilia syringella. The placement of this species in the genus Gracillaria follows the 2005 De Prins and De Prins World Catalogue of Insects volume on Gracillariidae.
Tinea syringella Fabricius, 1794. Ent. Syst. 3: 328.
Caloptilia syringella (Fabricius, 1794).
Gracillaria syringella (Fabricius, 1794).
Explanation of Names
Author of species is (Fabricius, 1794).
It looks to be Caloptilia syringella. For comparison, images of this species are posted here
As you can see, the forewing color pattern is somewhat variable among different individuals, but it is also distinctive within the genus Caloptilia; that is, I don't believe there are other Caloptilia species that are similar enough to this one to be mistaken for it. … Terry Harrison, 19 June, 2008
Adults fly in May and again in July depending on the location. (1)
Probably introduced from Europe; it is common in Britain.
- images of DNA supported specimens (3)
- brief description (1)