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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Very common and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, Apr-Jun, Jul-Sep.

Forewing: 4mm.

Foodplant: Oak.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19911859188318831883
Year last recorded20142014201420142013
Number of records24161382413
Number of individuals1132652327
Unique positions1715942210
Unique locations1515982210
Adult records1452582
Immature records10991159

For the county, we have a total of 215 records from 160 sites. First recorded in 1859.


15.039 Phyllonorycter quercifoliella 02
© Andy Nunn
15.039 Phyllonorycter quercifoliella 01
© Charlie Streets, 29 Feb 2012

Species Account

Many of the records are of larvae.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded throughout all five vice-counties, the most widespread and abundant of the oak-feeding species of Phyllonorycter.

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