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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Common and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

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

Flight time: Apr-May and Jul.

Forewing: 3-4mm.

Foodplant: 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 recorded200320042003
Year last recorded201020102010
Number of records22350
Number of individuals3520110
Unique positions7218
Unique locations7218
Adult records12024
Immature records10326

For the region, we have a total of 50 records from 18 sites. Earliest record on file is in 2003.


0326 Phyllonorycter blancardella 02 mine
© Jack Oughton
0326 Phyllonorycter blancardella 01
© Tom Morris

Species Account

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For further information refer UK Moths.


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