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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

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

Flight time: Apr-May.

Forewing: 4mm.

Foodplant: Oak.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded188318831883
Year last recorded188320121883
Number of records2261
Number of individuals0100
Unique positions2231
Unique locations2231
Adult records060
Immature records0170

For the county, we have a total of 29 records from 26 sites. First recorded in 1883.


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© Charlie Streets, 1 Jun 2010

Species Account

Most records are of leaf-mines.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Quite widespread although not recorded from VC61. In the southern part of VC63 is often locally common in the larger oak woods, less frequent elsewhere.

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