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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Very common and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, May-Jun, Sep-Nov.

Forewing: 4mm.

Foodplant: Hazel.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19921859188318831883
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records20505710137
Number of individuals11290151470
Unique positions1749529336
Unique locations1645529133
Adult records10130
Immature records1948549736

For the county, we have a total of 265 records from 237 sites. First recorded in 1859.


15.064 Phyllonorycter coryli 06
© Tony Moverley, 2 Oct 2018 (larva photographed in its mine)
15.064 Phyllonorycter coryli 05 mine on Hazel
© Tony Moverley, 18 Sep 2018
15.064 Phyllonorycter coryli 04 ex mine on hazel
© Andy Nunn
15.064 Phyllonorycter coryli 03 mines on hazel
© Andy Nunn
15.064 Phyllonorycter coryli 02 leaf mines
© Charles Fletcher
15.064 Phyllonorycter coryli 01 leaf mines
© Dave Shenton

Species Account

Most records are of leaf mines.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely distributed and common among hazel but not recorded from VC61.

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