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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3 adult, 2 leaf-mine   See here for explanation

Flight time: Mar-Oct.

Forewing: 4mm.

Foodplant: Narrow-leaved willows.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19901859197920042002
Year last recorded20132013201320142013
Number of records832056
Number of individuals801454
Unique positions731755
Unique locations731655
Adult records621013
Immature records211043

For the county, we have a total of 42 records from 36 sites. First recorded in 1859.


15.054 Phyllonorycter viminiella 04 ex mine on willow
© Andy Nunn
15.054 Phyllonorycter viminiella 03 ex mine on sallow
© Andy Nunn
15.054 Phyllonorycter viminiella 02 larva
© Derek Parkinson, Oct 2009
15.054 Phyllonorycter viminiella 01 leaf mine
© Dave Shenton

Species Account

Many records are of leaf mines.

Argus 47, 2004:
VC65. Hutton Mill Deep, reared 23.3.2002 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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