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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: Two generations, Apr-May, Jul-Sep.

Forewing: 5mm.

Foodplant: Rowan, Whitebeam and sometimes Apple.

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 recorded18891889
Year last recorded20082008
Number of records1530
Number of individuals918
Unique positions1224
Unique locations1122
Adult records510
Immature records816

For the region, we have a total of 30 records from 22 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1889.


0305 Parornix scoticella 02 on Sorbus aria
© Jenny Seawright
0305 Parornix scoticella 01 on Sorbus aria
© Jenny Seawright

Species Account

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

For further information refer UK Moths.


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