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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-early Jul.

Forewing: 5-6mm.

Foodplant: Beech.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded2010192918832012
Year last recorded2014201420142012
Number of records43142
Number of individuals32150
Unique positions43112
Unique locations43112
Adult records3280
Immature records1162

For the county, we have a total of 23 records from 20 sites. First recorded in 1883.


1221 Strophedra weirana 05 leafmine
© Andy Nunn
1221 Strophedra weirana 04 larval feeding signs
© Dave Shenton
1221 Strophedra weirana 03 larva
© Dave Shenton
1221 Strophedra weirana 02
© Ian Marshall, 11 July 2010
1221 Strophedra weirana 01
© Ian Marshall, 11 July 2010

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Local and uncommon.

Argus 60, 2010:
VC61. Danes Dyke, 9.7.2010 (IM, LB, MP). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.


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