Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Rare and local resident.
Local Record: Grade 4 adult, 2 leaf-mine See here for explanation
Flight time: May and Aug.
Foodplant: Cherry spp.
|Year first recorded||2006||2010||1892||2014|
|Year last recorded||2006||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||1||3||25||2|
|Number of individuals||1||0||15||0|
For the county, we have a total of 31 records from 26 sites. First recorded in 1892.
Most records are of leaf mines.
Similar species: 0329 Phyllonorycter spinicolella, best separated by gen. det. or foodplant.
Sutton and Beaumont, 1989:
VC63. Wheatley Wood, Doncaster, mines collected in the autumn of 1892 from which moths were reared early in 1893, the first British record (Corbett, 1893a, 1893b); Skelmanthorpe, 26.7.1917 (BM notebooks).
Beaumont, 2002: The status of this taxon is unresolved, it may be a foodplant form of spinicolella (Zeller). For the present larval mines on, and moths reared from, cherry are recorded under the present name, these are the first County records since 1917.
Argus 60, 2010:
VC62. Kilburn Woods, mines on cherry 5.10.2010 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.