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Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, May, Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 3-4mm.

Foodplant: Hornbeam.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded18941983
Year last recorded18942001
Number of records12
Number of individuals00
Unique positions12
Unique locations12
Adult records10
Immature records01

For the county, we have a total of 3 records from 3 sites. First recorded in 1894.


0318 Phyllonorycter tenerella 04 ex mine on hornbeam
© Andy Nunn
0318 Phyllonorycter tenerella 03 ex mine on hornbeam
© Andy Nunn
0318 Phyllonorycter tenerella 02 leaf mine underside on Hornbeam
© Dave Shenton
0318 Phyllonorycter tenerella 01 leaf mine on Hornbeam
© Dave Shenton

Species Account

Some records are of leaf mines.

Similar species: 0317 Phyllonorycter heegeriella.

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