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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: None

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3 adult, 2 leaf-mine   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Jun.

Forewing: 2-2.5mm.

Foodplant: St. John's-wort.

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 recorded18851885
Year last recorded20082008
Number of records1938
Number of individuals612
Unique positions1428
Unique locations1734
Adult records12
Immature records714

For the region, we have a total of 38 records from 34 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


0042 Ectoedemia septembrella 02 mines on Hypericum
© Dave Shenton
0042 Ectoedemia septembrella 01 on Hypericum
© Jenny Seawright

Species Account

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

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