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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, May and Aug.

Forewing: 3.5-4mm.

Foodplant: Wayfaring Tree and other Viburnum species, such as Guelder Rose.

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 recorded18851885
Year last recorded20102010
Number of records2856
Number of individuals4896
Unique positions2244
Unique locations1938
Adult records24
Immature records1632

For the region, we have a total of 56 records from 38 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


0331 Phyllonorycter lantanella 03 ex mine Vib tinus
© Jenny Seawright
0331 Phyllonorycter lantanella 02 mature larva in mine
© Dave Shenton
0331 Phyllonorycter lantanella 01 on Viburnum tinus
© Jenny Seawright

Species Account

Most records are of leafmines. Refer leafmines.co.uk.
For further information refer UK Moths.


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