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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-Jun, Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 4mm.

Foodplant: Sallows spp.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded189418681883
Year last recorded201320102014
Number of records726
Number of individuals414
Unique positions626
Unique locations626
Adult records610
Immature records114

For the county, we have a total of 15 records from 14 sites. First recorded in 1868.


15.056 Phyllonorycter salicicolella 02 ex mine on sallow
© Andy Nunn
15.056 Phyllonorycter salicicolella 01
© Andy Nunn, gen. det. Harry Beaumont

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