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Summary Data

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: -

Forewing: -

Foodplant: Apple.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded20041883199920022005
Year last recorded20142013201420142014
Number of records5617103
Number of individuals501200
Unique positions5612103
Unique locations5612103
Adult records00400
Immature records5513103

For the county, we have a total of 41 records from 36 sites. First recorded in 1883.


04.071 Bohemannia pulverosella 02
© Andy Nunn
04.071 Bohemannia pulverosella 01 mine on apple
© Andy Nunn

Species Account

Most records are of leaf-mines.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded sparsely from all five vice-counties.

2013 (CHF): 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.

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