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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:

Forewing: 5mm.

Foodplant: Rowan, Whitebeam and sometimes Apple.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded20071859201018831883
Year last recorded20142014201420091883
Number of records241241
Number of individuals203000
Unique positions241041
Unique locations241141
Adult records10100
Immature records121130

For the county, we have a total of 23 records from 22 sites. First recorded in 1859.


15.030 Parornix scoticella 03 mine on Swedish whitebeam
© Andy Nunn
15.030 Parornix scoticella 02 ex mine on Cotoneaster (gen. det.)
© Andy Nunn
15.030 Parornix scoticella 01 feeding signs and larva
© Charlie Streets, 20 Sep 2010

Species Account

Most records are of leaf-mines.

Similar species: 0305 Parornix scoticella.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Locally fairly common and quite widespread but there is no record from VC61.

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