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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3 adult, 2 leaf-mine   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, May-Jun, Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 3-4mm.

Foodplant: Oak.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded20141859200020032011
Year last recorded20141944201420122013
Number of records8355122
Number of individuals18015651
Unique positions724382
Unique locations624582
Adult records13741
Immature records704881

For the county, we have a total of 80 records from 63 sites. First recorded in 1859.


14.010 Bucculatrix ulmella 06
© Martyn Priestley
14.010 Bucculatrix ulmella 05 (small one on left)
© Terry Box, 17 Oct 2010
14.010 Bucculatrix ulmella 04 mine on pedunculate oak
© Andy Nunn
14.010 Bucculatrix ulmella 03
© Dave Shenton
14.010 Bucculatrix ulmella 02 leaf mines
© Dave Shenton
14.010 Bucculatrix ulmella 01
© Charles Fletcher, 19 Oct 2003

Species Account

Many records are of leaf-mines.

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC64. Copt Hewick, mines on oak 19.10.2003; Farnham NR, mine on oak 30.10.2003 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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