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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Very rare resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 4-5mm.

Foodplant: Hawthorn, Apple and Blackthorn.

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 recorded19931993
Year last recorded20082008
Number of records816
Number of individuals510
Unique positions612
Unique locations612
Adult records48
Immature records48

For the region, we have a total of 16 records from 12 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1993.


0495 Coleophora spinella 01 case on Pyrus
© Jenny Seawright

Species Account

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

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