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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4 adult, 3 leaf-mine   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Aug. Some may overwinter until following Spring.

Forewing: 4-5mm.

Foodplant: Oak spp. and Evergreen Oak.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded18591999
Year last recorded18592014
Number of records119
Number of individuals011
Unique positions110
Unique locations112
Adult records17
Immature records012

For the county, we have a total of 20 records from 13 sites. First recorded in 1859.


15.019 Acrocercops brongniardella 04 mine on pedunculate oak
© Andy Nunn
15.019 Acrocercops brongniardella 03 mine
© Dave Shenton
15.019 Acrocercops brongniardella 02 larva in mine
© Dave Shenton
15.019 Acrocercops brongniardella 01 adult reared ex mine
© Dave Shenton

Species Account

Some records are of leaf mines.

Beaumont, 2002:
VC63. Potteric Carr, reared ex. mines on oak, August 1999, 9.7.2000; Rossington, 12.8.2000; Sprotborough Flash, 12.7.2000 (RIH). The first County records for over a hundred years. NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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