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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

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

Flight time: Jun.

Forewing: 4mm.

Foodplant: Alder.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1859201020052010
Year last recorded2011201220092010
Number of records4431
Number of individuals1410
Unique positions4431
Unique locations4431
Adult records2110
Immature records2321

For the county, we have a total of 12 records from 12 sites. First recorded in 1859.


14.008 Bucculatrix cidarella 02 mines on alder
© Andy Nunn
14.008 Bucculatrix cidarella 01 mine
© Charles Fletcher, 22 Sep 2005

Species Account

Most records are of leaf-mines.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Locally common among alder.

Argus 50, 2005:
VC64. Westfield, mine on alder 7.10.2005 (CHF); Bishop Monkton, mine on alder 22.9.2005 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 60, 2010:
VC65. Near Masham, mines on alder 12.10.2010 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.


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