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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4 adult, 2 leaf-mine   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, May-Jun, Aug.

Forewing: 4mm.

Foodplant: Goat Willow.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded198120042008
Year last recorded201320042013
Number of records312
Number of individuals011
Unique positions212
Unique locations212
Adult records000
Immature records312

For the county, we have a total of 6 records from 5 sites. First recorded in 1981.


15.057 Phyllonorycter dubitella 02 ex mine on sallow
© Andy Nunn
15.057 Phyllonorycter dubitella 01 ex. leaf mine
© Charlie Streets, 12 Jul 2009

Species Account

All records are of leaf-mines.

Sutton and Beaumont, 1989: A recent addition to the British list, its status in Yorkshire is unknown.

Argus 47, 2004:
VC64. Ellington Banks MoD, mines on goat willow, reared 11.3.2004 (CHF, JCW, SPW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 58, 2009:
VC65. Eastfield, mines on goat willow, moths reared 3.3.2009 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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