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Distribution


 
 

Summary Data


Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Fairly common and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, May, Jul-mid Sep.

Forewing: 4mm.

Foodplant: Sycamore.

Regional breakdown:

 VC61VC62VC63VC64VC65
Year first recorded20052005197120012001
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records45311308124
Number of individuals46734206
Unique positions31301096921
Unique locations30291086621
Adult records15416155
Immature records30271086319

For the county, we have a total of 311 records from 254 sites. First recorded in 1971.
 

Photos


0364 Phyllonorycter geniculella 07
© Andy Nunn
0364 Phyllonorycter geniculella 06
© Andy Nunn
0364 Phyllonorycter geniculella 05 mine on sycamore
© Andy Nunn
0364 Phyllonorycter geniculella 04 leaf mine
© Dave Shenton
0364 Phyllonorycter geniculella 03
© Charlie Streets, July 7th 09.
0364 Phyllonorycter geniculella 02
© Ian Marshall, 4 Sep 2008
0364 Phyllonorycter geniculella 01
© Ian Marshall, 4 Sep 2008

Species Account


Most records are of leaf mines.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Not noticed in the County until the early 1950s but now recorded widely and is often common. There is no record from VC61.
 

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