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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Rare and restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 4 adult, 2 leaf-mine   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 4mm.

Foodplant: Apple, Hawthorn and Rowan.

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 recorded18391839
Year last recorded20102010
Number of records1326
Number of individuals714
Unique positions1224
Unique locations1122
Adult records24
Immature records612

For the region, we have a total of 26 records from 22 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1839.


0260 Leucoptera malifoliella 02
© Jack Oughton
0260 Leucoptera malifoliella 01 leaf mine on Malus
© Jenny Seawright

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