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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted naturalised resident

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, (Apr)May-Jun, Jul-Oct.

Forewing: 4mm.

Foodplant: Various rosaceous plants, but especially Pyracantha.

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 recorded200020002000
Year last recorded201020102010
Number of records25968
Number of individuals28950678
Unique positions18546
Unique locations17544
Adult records4416
Immature records20550

For the region, we have a total of 68 records from 44 sites. Earliest record on file is in 2000.


0332a Phyllonorycter leucographella 05 mine on Hawthorn
© Jack Oughton
0332a Phyllonorycter leucographella 05
© Paul Harris
0332a Phyllonorycter leucographella 04
© Will Bown, 4 Sep 2013
0332a Phyllonorycter leucographella 03 leafmine on Malus
© Jenny Seawright
0332a Phyllonorycter leucographella 02 mine on Crataegus
© Jenny Seawright
0332a Phyllonorycter leucographella 01
© Tom Morris

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