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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Very scarce and restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, May, Jul-mid Sep.

Forewing: 3-3.5mm.

Foodplant: Sycamore.

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 recorded198219991982
Year last recorded201020042010
Number of records21246
Number of individuals16236
Unique positions16236
Unique locations14232
Adult records306
Immature records18138

For the region, we have a total of 46 records from 32 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1982.


0364 Phyllonorycter geniculella 03 (same moth)
© Julian Francis
0364 Phyllonorycter geniculella 02
© Julian Francis
0364 Phyllonorycter geniculella 01 mine on sycamore
© M Parsons/Butterfly Conservation

Species Account

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