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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce A

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.

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

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 3mm.

Foodplant: Bird's-foot Trefoil and Greater Bird's-foot Trefoil.

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 recorded188519931885
Year last recorded199320082008
Number of records7218
Number of individuals012
Unique positions5214
Unique locations6216
Adult records000
Immature records126

For the region, we have a total of 18 records from 16 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


0259 Leucoptera lotella 01 leaf mines on Lotus uliginosus
© Jenny Seawright

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