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Summary Data


Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Very rare resident.

Local Record: Grade 4 adult, 3 leaf-mine   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, May and Aug.

Forewing: 2-2.5mm.

Foodplant: Bilberry.

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:

 VC9Region
Year first recorded19351935
Year last recorded20092009
Number of records24
Number of individuals12
Unique positions24
Unique locations24
Adult records00
Immature records12

For the region, we have a total of 4 records from 4 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1935.
 

Photos


0072 Stigmella myrtillella 01 mine on Bilberry
© Dave Shenton

Species Account


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

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