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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

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: 2mm.

Foodplant: Sycamore.

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 recorded198219991982
Year last recorded200519992005
Number of records7116
Number of individuals318
Unique positions6114
Unique locations6114
Adult records000
Immature records7014

For the region, we have a total of 16 records from 14 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1982.


0065 Stigmella speciosa 02 on Acer pseudoplatanus
© Jenny Seawright
0065 Stigmella speciosa 01 on Acer pseudoplatanus
© Jenny Seawright

Species Account

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

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