Species Account

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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Fairly common and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, May-Jun, Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 4mm.

Foodplant: Oak.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041859188318831883
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records1414662313
Number of individuals5310523111
Unique positions121045159
Unique locations121045159
Adult records12946167
Immature records12765

For the county, we have a total of 130 records from 91 sites. First recorded in 1859.


15.034 Phyllonorycter harrisella 04 ex mine on pedunculate oak
© Andy Nunn
15.034 Phyllonorycter harrisella 03
© Andy Nunn
15.034 Phyllonorycter harrisella 02
© Terry Box, 20 May 2010
15.034 Phyllonorycter harrisella 01
© Charles Fletcher, 2006

Species Account

Some records are of leaf mines.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely recorded from all five vice-counties and usually common.

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