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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Very scarce and restricted resident.

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

Flight time: Two generations, May and Aug.

Forewing: 3-3.5mm.

Foodplant: Field Maple.

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 recorded189119991891
Year last recorded201019992010
Number of records32166
Number of individuals20142
Unique positions19140
Unique locations21144
Adult records8016
Immature records10020

For the region, we have a total of 66 records from 44 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1891.


0362 Phyllonorycter acerifoliella 03
© Paul Harris
0362 Phyllonorycter acerifoliella 02 on Acer campestre
© Jenny Seawright
0362 Phyllonorycter acerifoliella 01 on Acer campestre
© Jenny Seawright

Species Account

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

For further information refer UK Moths.


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