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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Very common and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, Apr-May, Sep-Nov.

Forewing: 4mm.

Foodplant: Beech.

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 recorded188520011885
Year last recorded201020012010
Number of records38178
Number of individuals26154
Unique positions28158
Unique locations27156
Adult records7014
Immature records25050

For the region, we have a total of 78 records from 56 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


0341 Phyllonorycter maestingella 02
© Will Bown
0341 Phyllonorycter maestingella 01 mine on beech
© M Parsons/Butterfly Conservation

Species Account

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