Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Common and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 adult, 2 leaf-mine See here for explanation
Flight time: Apr-May and Jul.
|Year first recorded||1992||2005||1985||1975||2001|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2012|
|Number of records||18||17||40||33||13|
|Number of individuals||19||1||121||16||4|
For the county, we have a total of 121 records from 102 sites. First recorded in 1975.
Most records are of leaf mines.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Usually very common among apple, this species was confused with P.oxyacanthae (Frey) in Porritt's time and is under-recorded, there are no records from vice-counties 61 and 65.
Argus 47, 2004:
VC65. Hutton Conyers, mines on Malus 4.11.2001, moths reared (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.