Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 4 adult, 2 leaf-mine See here for explanation
Flight time: late Apr-May, Aug.
Foodplant: London Plane.
|Year first recorded||2007||2007||2009||2012|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||5||2||16||3|
|Number of individuals||40||0||130||1|
For the county, we have a total of 26 records from 22 sites. First recorded in 2007.
All records are of leaf mines.
Argus 54, 2007:
VC62. Museum Gardens, York, mines on plane 21.8.2007 (EDC). NEW COUNTY RECORD.
VC61. York University, mines on plane 24.8.2007 (EDC). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
Argus 58, 2009:
VC63. Doncaster, a few mines on plane 22.9.2009 (HEB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
Current status (HEB, 2011): First found in Britain in the London area in 1990, this plane mining species has since spread at a steady pace. The first county records were from adjacent localities in York (VC62 and 61) in 2007 with further records from Hull (VC61) in 2008 and from Doncaster (VC63) in 2009. Likely to be found more widely in the future, mainly in suburban or parkland areas where the host tree has been planted.