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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: May and Aug.

Forewing: 4mm.

Foodplant: Hazel.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041859188318831883
Year last recorded20142014201420142013
Number of records1041416326
Number of individuals102229131
Unique positions941366124
Unique locations939365924
Adult records01101
Immature records938376124

For the county, we have a total of 181 records from 167 sites. First recorded in 1859.


15.081 Phyllonorycter nicellii 04 mine on hazel
© Andy Nunn
15.081 Phyllonorycter nicellii 03 mine underside
© Dave Shenton
15.081 Phyllonorycter nicellii 02 mine upperside
© Dave Shenton
15.081 Phyllonorycter nicellii 01 adult reared ex mine on Hazel
© Dave Shenton

Species Account

Most records are of leaf mines.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely recorded in all five vice-counties and usually fairly common among hazel.

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