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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Uncommon and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, May, Aug.

Forewing: 3mm.

Foodplant: Oak.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1995185918922002
Year last recorded2013200520132009
Number of records35206
Number of individuals11114
Unique positions34196
Unique locations24196
Adult records1331
Immature records22175

For the county, we have a total of 34 records from 31 sites. First recorded in 1859.


15.073 Phyllonorycter lautella 04 ex mine on pedunculate oak
© Andy Nunn
15.073 Phyllonorycter lautella 03 mine on Oak - adult reared
© Dave Shenton
15.073 Phyllonorycter lautella 02
© Charles Fletcher, 27 Feb 2010
15.073 Phyllonorycter lautella 01
© Charles Fletcher, 10 Mar 2005

Species Account

Most records are of leaf mines.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Local and uncommon.

Beaumont, 2002:
VC61. Skipwith Common, reared 23.4.1995 (MRB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 47, 2004:
VC64. Nidd Gorge, mine on oak 31.10.2002, moth reared Mar. 2003 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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