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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

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

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

Forewing: 3mm.

Foodplant: Oak.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1984185918831997
Year last recorded1984201120142014
Number of records15297
Number of individuals0174
Unique positions15286
Unique locations15285
Adult records1386
Immature records02191

For the county, we have a total of 42 records from 39 sites. First recorded in 1859.


0317 Phyllonorycter heegeriella 01 ex mine on pedunculate oak
© Andy Nunn

Species Account

Many records are of leaf-mines.

Similar species: 0318 Phyllonorycter tenerella.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Local and seldom recorded.

Beaumont, 2002: Described as 'local and seldom recorded' in 1989, it has now been found quite widely in the south of VC63 and also in VC64.

VC64. Bishop Wood, 21.5.1997 det. HEB (ASE); Askham Bog, 9.5.1998 (JOHS); Askham Bar, 30.7.1998 (MRB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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