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Caloptilia alchimiella is a species of moth in the Gracillariidae family.

This small moth is a reddish brown with a golden triangle on the wings. This specie

Caloptilia alchimiella

Caloptilia alchimiella ~ http://www.flickr.com/photos/qwertyqwertyqwerty/

s flies in summer.

The adults and mines are easily confused with C. robustella and care must be taken on identification, the two can only be reliably separated by dissection of the genitalia.

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