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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Very common and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 3 adult, 2 leaf-mine   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, mid Apr-Jun, and Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 5mm.

Foodplant: Hawthorn.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19501859188319721883
Year last recorded20142014201420142013
Number of records2507128521183
Number of individuals3988206786
Unique positions567118518081
Unique locations486318216674
Adult records195161306
Immature records556820518176

For the county, we have a total of 900 records from 533 sites. First recorded in 1859.


15.028 Parornix anglicella 06
© Paul Millard
15.028 Parornix anglicella 05 mine on hawthorn
© Andy Nunn
15.028 Parornix anglicella 04 larva
© Derek Parkinson
15.028 Parornix anglicella 03 larva
© Derek Parkinson
15.028 Parornix anglicella 02 leaf mine
© Dave Shenton
15.028 Parornix anglicella 01
© John William Cooper

Species Account

Similar species: Other Parornix species, gen. det. recommended to be certain.

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

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