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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

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

Flight time: May-early Sep.

Forewing: 5mm.

Foodplant: Birch.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041883188318831883
Year last recorded20142014201420132002
Number of records111443162
Number of individuals845450
Unique positions101424132
Unique locations91322122
Adult records342670
Immature records791681

For the county, we have a total of 86 records from 58 sites. First recorded in 1883.


15.025 Parornix betulae 04
© Dave Williamson (gen. det. H. E. Beaumont)
15.025 Parornix betulae 03 mine on birch
© Andy Nunn
15.025 Parornix betulae 02 leaf fold
© Dave Shenton
15.025 Parornix betulae 01 feeding signs
© Charlie Streets, 16 Sep 2010

Species Account

Similar species: Other Parornix species, requires gen. det..

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded sparsely from all five vice-counties.

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