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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

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

Flight time: Jul-Aug. Some may overwinter until following Spring.

Forewing: 4-5mm.

Foodplant: Oak spp. and Evergreen 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 recorded188820041888
Year last recorded200620042006
Number of records16236
Number of individuals10020
Unique positions14232
Unique locations13230
Adult records5010
Immature records7218

For the region, we have a total of 36 records from 30 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1888.


0313 Acrocercops brongniardella 04 larvae in opened mine
© Dave Shenton
0313 Acrocercops brongniardella 03 vacated mines
© Dave Shenton
0313 Acrocercops brongniardella 02
© Jenny Seawright
0313 Acrocercops brongniardella 01 leafmine on Quercus
© Jenny Seawright

Species Account

Most records are of leafmines. Refer leafmines.co.uk.

For further information refer UK Moths.


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