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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 5mm.

Foodplant: Alder.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19901859188318832010
Year last recorded20132014201420132010
Number of records3930101
Number of individuals281941
Unique positions3925101
Unique locations3926101
Adult records20010
Immature records172981

For the county, we have a total of 53 records from 49 sites. First recorded in 1859.


15.080 Phyllonorycter froelichiella 06 ex mine on alder
© Andy Nunn
15.080 Phyllonorycter froelichiella 05 ex mine on alder
© Andy Nunn
15.080 Phyllonorycter froelichiella 04 mines on alder
© Andy Nunn
15.080 Phyllonorycter froelichiella 03 mines
© Dave Shenton
15.080 Phyllonorycter froelichiella 02
© Charlie Streets, 20 Mar 2010
15.080 Phyllonorycter froelichiella 01
© Charles Fletcher, 29 Mar 2005

Species Account

Most records are of leaf mines.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Locally fairly common among alder in vice-counties 62 and 63 and a single record from VC64 at Harrogate.

Beaumont, 2002:
VC61. Stamford Bridge, mines on alder, reared 1.5.1990; Bubwith, reared 22.5.1995 (MRB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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