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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: May-mid Jun., and Aug.

Forewing: 4mm.

Foodplant: Unusually wide range of food plants, including Hawthorn, Apple, Rowan etc.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19521859188318832011
Year last recorded20142011201420142011
Number of records14582261
Number of individuals3506770
Unique positions11566211
Unique locations12563211
Adult records00460
Immature records14372191

For the county, we have a total of 128 records from 102 sites. First recorded in 1859.


15.052 Phyllonorycter corylifoliella 02 mine on hawthorn
© Andy Nunn
15.052 Phyllonorycter corylifoliella 01 leaf mine
© Dave Shenton

Species Account

Sutton and Beaumont, 1989: Recorded from all five vice-counties and is fairly common in the south of the county but there are few records from vice-counties 64 and 65. All Yorkshire records which refer to a foodplant are from hawthorn. Porritt (1883-86) listed records of var. caledoniella (Stainton) (as a separate species) occurring 'also among hawthorn' whereas Watkinson (MBGBI 2) states that this form is restricted to birch.

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