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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Very common and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

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

Forewing: 4mm.

Foodplant: Fruit trees especially Apple, also Hawthorn.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19521859188318831883
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records17288361393130
Number of individuals373541273561116
Unique positions605915613351
Unique locations635916112650
Adult records1193818427074
Immature records524816912055

For the county, we have a total of 1144 records from 459 sites. First recorded in 1859.


21.001 Lyonetia clerkella 08 adult
© Charlie Streets, 29 Jul 2014
21.001 Lyonetia clerkella 02 cocoon and pupa
© Charlie Streets, 29 Jul 2014
21.001 Lyonetia clerkella 06 pupa
© Andy Nunn
21.001 Lyonetia clerkella 05 mine on cherry
© Andy Nunn
21.001 Lyonetia clerkella 04 vacated mine on damson
© Andy Nunn
21.001 Lyonetia clerkella 03 leaf mine
© Dave Shenton
21.001 Lyonetia clerkella 07 tenanted leaf mine
© Dave Shenton
21.001 Lyonetia clerkella 01
© Dave Shenton

Species Account

Many records are of leaf-mines.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely recorded from all five vice-counties and usually common.

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