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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and local resident.

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

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 4mm.

Foodplant: Poplar.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19821998198319821982
Year last recorded20142005201420052010
Number of records3321863
Number of individuals5111110
Unique positions1021863
Unique locations1021862
Adult records271310
Immature records611553

For the county, we have a total of 62 records from 38 sites. First recorded in 1982.


15.092 Phyllocnistis unipunctella 07 mine on black poplar
© Andy Nunn
15.092 Phyllocnistis unipunctella 06 tenanted leaf mine
© Dave Shenton
15.092 Phyllocnistis unipunctella 05 reared ex mine
© Dave Shenton
15.092 Phyllocnistis unipunctella 04 leaf fold
© Dave Shenton
15.092 Phyllocnistis unipunctella 03 leaf mine
© Dave Shenton
15.092 Phyllocnistis unipunctella 02
© Ian Marshall, 17 Aug 2012
15.092 Phyllocnistis unipunctella 01 larva and feeding signs
© Charles Fletcher, 9 Sep 2004

Species Account

Most records are of leaf mines.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: A recent addition to the Yorkshire list but already showing signs of being widely distributed.

Beaumont, 2002: Has consolidated its presence in the County and is now recorded, quite widely, from all five vice-counties.
VC62. Helmsley, reared 29.8.1998 (MRB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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