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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

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

Flight time: Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 4mm.

Foodplant: Cowberry.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1883188318832013
Year last recorded1883201320152014
Number of records1652
Number of individuals0090
Unique positions1431
Unique locations1431
Adult records0010
Immature records0532

For the county, we have a total of 14 records from 9 sites. First recorded in 1883.


15.048 Phyllonorycter junoniella 03 mine on cowberry
© Derek Parkinson
15.048 Phyllonorycter junoniella 02 pupa
© Derek Parkinson
15.048 Phyllonorycter junoniella 01
© Charlie Streets, 25 May 2010

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Locally common among cowberry in moorland localities with records from the Pennines (vice-counties 63 and 64) and the North York Moors (VC62).

Argus 69, 2013: Although this moth ought to be frequent among cowberry on the higher moors there are relatively few county records.
VC65. Agra Moor, Colsterdale, larval mines numerous on cowberry 25.5.2013, moths reared (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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