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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4 adult, 2 leaf-mine   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Jun.

Forewing: 4mm.

Foodplant: Hawthorn, Pear, Apple, Rowan and Wild Service-tree,

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded20041859188320042002
Year last recorded20142014201420132005
Number of records1262333
Number of individuals2213710
Unique positions1062133
Unique locations962133
Adult records53600
Immature records731733

For the county, we have a total of 47 records from 42 sites. First recorded in 1859.


14.012 Bucculatrix bechsteinella 03 mine on hawthorn
© Andy Nunn
14.012 Bucculatrix bechsteinella 02 mine on Hawthorn
© Dave Shenton
14.012 Bucculatrix bechsteinella 01 mine
© Charles Fletcher, 3 Nov 2002

Species Account

Many records are of leaf-mines.

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. Hutton Conyers, larval mines on hawthorns 3.11.2002 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 50, 2005:
VC64. Stockfield Park, mine on 31.10.2005 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.


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