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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Very rare resident.

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

Flight time: Late May-Jul.

Forewing: 2-3mm.

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 recorded186920041869
Year last recorded201020042010
Number of records8118
Number of individuals7116
Unique positions6114
Unique locations6114
Adult records102
Immature records6114

For the region, we have a total of 18 records from 14 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1869.


0156 Heliozela resplendella 02 mine and cutout on Alder
© Dave Shenton
0156 Heliozela resplendella 01 on Alnus
© Jenny Seawright

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