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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4 adult, 3 leaf-mine   See here for explanation

Flight time: May and Aug.

Forewing: 3-4mm.

Foodplant: Alder.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded20131859190418832005
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records13917102
Number of individuals728600
Unique positions10915102
Unique locations10916102
Adult records20200
Immature records1181392

For the county, we have a total of 51 records from 47 sites. First recorded in 1859.


15.079 Phyllonorycter stettinensis 05 ex mine on alder
© Andy Nunn
15.079 Phyllonorycter stettinensis 04 ex mine on alder
© Andy Nunn
15.079 Phyllonorycter stettinensis 03 mines on alder
© Andy Nunn
15.079 Phyllonorycter stettinensis 02 reared ex mine on Alder
© Dave Shenton
15.079 Phyllonorycter stettinensis 01 leaf mine
© Dave Shenton

Species Account

Most records are of leaf mines.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Quite widespread and locally common among alder but not recorded from VC65.

Argus 50, 2005:
VC65. Catterick, mine 10.10.2005 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.


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