Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 4 adult, 3 leaf-mine See here for explanation
|Year first recorded||2005||1883||1883||2003|
|Year last recorded||2014||2011||2014||2003|
|Number of records||6||3||4||1|
|Number of individuals||6||0||1||0|
For the county, we have a total of 14 records from 13 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Most records are of leaf-mines.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Records are thinly distributed throughout vice-counties 61 to 64, not recorded from VC65.
2013 (CHF): This species is rather local in the county with leaf mines on apple, both wild and cultivated. Mines are very variable. The gallery is a tortuous corridor, and sometimes only widens a little but at other times ends in a false blotch. The frass is black or brown, in a narrow central line and these features should separate the species from Ectoedemia atricollis or Stigmella oxyacanthella. The other confusion species could be Stigmella desperatella though this has not (yet!) been found in the county. Typical tenanted mines with their yellow larva however should not produce a problem.