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Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4 adult, 3 leaf-mine   See here for explanation

Flight time:

Forewing: 5mm.

Foodplant: Beech.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded201320142011
Year last recorded201320142011
Number of records111
Number of individuals100
Unique positions111
Unique locations111
Adult records000
Immature records111

For the county, we have a total of 3 records from 3 sites. First recorded in 2011.


15.026 Parornix fagivora 03 fold and mine
© Dave Shenton
15.026 Parornix fagivora 02 feeding signs
© Charles Fletcher, 27 Oct 2011
15.026 Parornix fagivora 01 mine
© Charles Fletcher, 27 Oct 2011

Species Account

Rarely encountered as an adult, more likely to be recorded at larval stage.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Shown as occurring in VC64 on map 125 in MBGBI 2.

Argus 69, 2013:
VC61. North Ferriby, mines on beech 18.9.2013 (IM). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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