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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, Apr and Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 5mm.

Foodplant: Hazel.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded20121859188319841883
Year last recorded20142014201420142013
Number of records2045488436
Number of individuals5254393
Unique positions1445467932
Unique locations1443457530
Adult records01153
Immature records2042447932

For the county, we have a total of 233 records from 207 sites. First recorded in 1859.


15.029 Parornix devoniella 04 adult ex mine on Hazel
© Dave Shenton
15.029 Parornix devoniella 03 mine on hazel
© Andy Nunn
15.029 Parornix devoniella 02 larva in opened leaf mine
© Dave Shenton
15.029 Parornix devoniella 01 feeding signs
© Charles Fletcher, 6 Oct 2001

Species Account

Most records are of leaf mines.

Similar species: 0303 Parornix anglicella.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and common among hazel throughout VC63, recorded less frequently from vice-counties 62, 64 and 65.

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