Species Account

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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: May-Jun.

Forewing: 5mm.

Foodplant: Apple.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041859186820021883
Year last recorded20142014201420142013
Number of records1311252610
Number of individuals1713250
Unique positions111123249
Unique locations1111222410
Adult records11450
Immature records11819219

For the county, we have a total of 85 records from 78 sites. First recorded in 1859.


15.022 Callisto denticulella 05 leaf fold
© Terry Box
15.022 Callisto denticulella 04
© Andy Nunn
15.022 Callisto denticulella 03 mine on crab apple
© Andy Nunn
15.022 Callisto denticulella 02 leaf mine and larva
© Dave Shenton
15.022 Callisto denticulella 01
© Damian Money

Species Account

Most records are of leaf mines.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely distributed in all five vice-counties and often common.

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