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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: May-Jun.

Forewing: 3.5mm.

Foodplant: Dogwood.

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 recorded18871887
Year last recorded20092009
Number of records1632
Number of individuals714
Unique positions1530
Unique locations1428
Adult records24
Immature records48

For the region, we have a total of 32 records from 28 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1887.


0158 Lampronia luzella 02
© Luke Phillips
0158 Antispila metalella 01 tenanted mine on Dogwood
© Dave Shenton

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