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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Aug.

Forewing: 4mm.

Foodplant: Birch.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041859188318831883
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records23351136015
Number of individuals272156224
Unique positions1434884911
Unique locations932864811
Adult records1052081
Immature records1228895113

For the county, we have a total of 246 records from 186 sites. First recorded in 1859.


0353 Phyllonorycter ulmifoliella 03
© Andy Nunn
0353 Phyllonorycter ulmifoliella 02
© Dave Williamson
0353 Phyllonorycter ulmifoliella 01
© Charles Fletcher 4 Oct 2001

Species Account

Most records of leaf mines.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely recorded and common throughout all five vice-counties, the most frequent of the birch-feeding Phyllonorycter species.

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