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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: Scattered records Mar-Nov.

Forewing: 4mm.

Foodplant: Alder spp.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded20051859184818831883
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records3044849531
Number of individuals1357737415
Unique positions1642739128
Unique locations1241738626
Adult records100421
Immature records2042748327

For the county, we have a total of 284 records from 238 sites. First recorded in 1848.


15.067 Phyllonorycter rajella 05 ex mine on alder
© Andy Nunn
15.067 Phyllonorycter rajella 04
© Andy Nunn
15.067 Phyllonorycter rajella 03 mine on alder
© Andy Nunn
15.067 Phyllonorycter rajella 02
© Charlie Fletcher, 28 Oct 2004
15.067 Phyllonorycter rajella 01
© Charles Fletcher, 28 Oct 2004

Species Account

Most records are of leaf mines.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely recorded throughout all five vice-counties and is common to abundant among alder.

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