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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

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

Flight time: Two generations, May-Jun and Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 2-2.5mm.

Foodplant: Oak.

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 recorded189120041891
Year last recorded201020042010
Number of records22146
Number of individuals12024
Unique positions19140
Unique locations19140
Adult records000
Immature records17136

For the region, we have a total of 46 records from 40 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1891.


0084 Stigmella ruficapitella 02 on Quercus
© Jenny Seawright
0084 Stigmella ruficapitella 01 on Quercus
© Jenny Seawright

Species Account

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

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