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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

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

Flight time:

Forewing: 2-2.5mm.

Foodplant: Buckthorn.

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 recorded189119931891
Year last recorded200519932005
Number of records12126
Number of individuals5214
Unique positions12126
Unique locations11124
Adult records000
Immature records8118

For the region, we have a total of 26 records from 24 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1891.


0098 Stigmella catharticella 01 mine
© Dave Shenton

Species Account

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

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