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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: Scattered records Feb-Oct. Elsewhere May and Aug.

Forewing: 3-4mm.

Foodplant: Elm.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1990186818832001
Year last recorded1995201120142009
Number of records23172
Number of individuals2171
Unique positions23162
Unique locations23172
Adult records2271
Immature records01101

For the county, we have a total of 24 records from 24 sites. First recorded in 1868.


15.074 Phyllonorycter schreberella 04 ex mine on elm
© Andy Nunn
15.074 Phyllonorycter schreberella 03 ex mine on elm
© Andy Nunn
15.074 Phyllonorycter schreberella 02 leaf mine on Elm
© Dave Shenton
15.074 Phyllonorycter schreberella 01
© Charles Fletcher, 22 Mar 2012

Species Account

Some records are of leaf mines.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: A local and uncommon species.

Beaumont, 2002:
VC61. Stamford Bridge, reared 16.4.1990; Dinnington Common, reared 19.4.1995 (MRB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 47, 2004:
VC64. Askham, York, reared 14.5.2001 (MRB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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