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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Uncommon and local resident.

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

Flight time: Two generations, May-Jun, and Aug.

Forewing: 4mm.

Foodplant: Alder.

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 recorded189119971891
Year last recorded200820042008
Number of records14232
Number of individuals3210
Unique positions13230
Unique locations13230
Adult records216
Immature records9120

For the region, we have a total of 32 records from 30 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1891.


0272 Bucculatrix cidarella 02 on Myrica gale
© Jenny Seawright
0272 Bucculatrix cidarella 01 on Myrica gale
© Jenny Seawright

Species Account

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

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