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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Fairly common and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Apr-Oct.

Forewing: 4mm.

Foodplant: Laburnum.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19891883188318832005
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records1611581810
Number of individuals201957477
Unique positions10839165
Unique locations9845165
Adult records126566
Immature records4450114

For the county, we have a total of 113 records from 83 sites. First recorded in 1883.


21.004 Leucoptera laburnella 03 mine on laburnum
© Andy Nunn
21.004 Leucoptera laburnella 02 mine on laburnum
© Andy Nunn
21.004 Leucoptera laburnella 01
© Ian Marshall, 8 Jul 2009

Species Account

Many records are of leaf-mines.

Beaumont, 2002: L. wailsella (Stainton) (0255) is now regarded as a form of laburnella.

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