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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4 adult, 2 leaf-mine   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Jun.

Forewing: 4mm.

Foodplant: Hawthorn, Pear, Apple, Rowan and Wild Service-tree,

IMPORTANT - Please note that the maps and accounts are provisional, subject to change and further update.  The whole dataset still needs to go through the final verification process and it is likely that a very small number of records will not satisfy the present requirements and there are other records that have not been formally submitted.  The information is for guidance only.

Record breakdown:

Year first recorded18751875
Year last recorded20092009
Number of records1122
Number of individuals714
Unique positions1020
Unique locations1122
Adult records510
Immature records00

For the region, we have a total of 22 records from 22 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1875.


0275 Bucculatrix bechsteinella 02 mine on Hawthorn
© Dave Shenton
0275 Bucculatrix bechsteinella 01
© Tom Morris

Species Account

For further information refer UK Moths.
Most records are of leafmines. Refer leafmines.co.uk.

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