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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: Sep-Oct, elsewhere, May and Aug.

Forewing: 4mm.

Foodplant: Field Maple.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded20051859188318832001
Year last recorded20142014201420142005
Number of records12841202
Number of individuals1222070
Unique positions9834182
Unique locations9835192
Adult records02730
Immature records12634172

For the county, we have a total of 83 records from 73 sites. First recorded in 1859.


0362 Phyllonorycter acerifoliella 06 ex mine on field maple
© Andy Nunn
0362 Phyllonorycter acerifoliella 05 mine on field maple
© Andy Nunn
0362 Phyllonorycter acerifoliella 04 reared ex-mine
© Dave Shenton
0362 Phyllonorycter acerifoliella 03 mines
© Dave Shenton
0362 Phyllonorycter acerifoliella 02 mine
© Ian Marshall, 20 Oct 2012
0362 Phyllonorycter acerifoliella 01 mine
© Ian Marshall, 20 Oct 2012

Species Account

Most records are of leaf mines.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Local and uncommon.

Beaumont, 2002: Recorded more frequently in the south of VC63.

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