Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Rare and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 adult, 2 leaf-mine See here for explanation
Flight time: -
|Year first recorded||2004||1883||1999||2002||2005|
|Year last recorded||2014||2013||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||5||6||17||10||3|
|Number of individuals||5||0||12||0||0|
For the county, we have a total of 41 records from 36 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Most records are of leaf-mines.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded sparsely from all five vice-counties.
Mines are fairly common on apple but this species mines early, in June and July and by the time most recorders are looking for leaf mines in the autumn, the mines can be worn and difficult to identify. The initial mine is a highly contorted corridor which then widens abruptly into an elongate blotch which may obliterate the early mine. The mine is often but not always along the edge of the leaf where it could conceivably be mistaken for Ectoedemia atricollis which mines much later in the year, however the exit slit is in the lower epidermis unlike atricollis which is in the upper epidermis.