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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 4.5-6mm.

Foodplant: Birch, Elm, Alder and Hazel and other deciduous trees.

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 recorded188519461885
Year last recorded201020102010
Number of records46398
Number of individuals43290
Unique positions41388
Unique locations37380
Adult records15132
Immature records24150

For the region, we have a total of 98 records from 80 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


0493 Coleophora serratella 02 case on Betula
© Jenny Seawright
0493 Coleophora serratella 01 feeding signs on Betula
© Jenny Seawright

Species Account

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

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