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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and local resident.

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

Flight time: Apr-May, and Aug.

Forewing: 3-4mm.

Foodplant: Rowan and Bird-cherry.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded18971986198518861887
Year last recorded20142014201420142013
Number of records101948185
Number of individuals892000
Unique positions91944185
Unique locations71845175
Adult records01000
Immature records81848174

For the county, we have a total of 100 records from 92 sites. First recorded in 1886.


15.044 Phyllonorycter sorbi 02 mine on rowan
© Andy Nunn
15.044 Phyllonorycter sorbi 01
© Charlie Streets, 18 Mar 2011

Species Account

All records are of leaf mines.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded sparsely from all five vice-counties, sometimes locally fairly common.

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