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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3 adult, 2 leaf-mine   See here for explanation

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

Forewing: 3-4mm.

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 recorded188520031885
Year last recorded200820042008
Number of records24252
Number of individuals20142
Unique positions20244
Unique locations21246
Adult records9018
Immature records7218

For the region, we have a total of 52 records from 46 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


0274 Bucculatrix ulmella 02 mines on Oak
© Dave Shenton
0274 Bucculatrix ulmella 01
© Tom Morris

Species Account

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

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