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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: May and Aug.

Forewing: 3mm.

Foodplant: Wild Service Tree and other rosaceous trees.

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 recorded19131913
Year last recorded20102010
Number of records510
Number of individuals36
Unique positions36
Unique locations36
Adult records12
Immature records48

For the region, we have a total of 10 records from 6 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1913.


0325 Phyllonorycter mespilella 02 Mine of Wild Service Tree
© Jack Oughton
0325 Phyllonorycter mespilella 01 Mine of Wild Service Tree
© Jack Oughton

Species Account

Similar species: 0323 Phyllonorycter oxyacanthae and 0324 Phyllonorycter sorbi.

For further information refer UK Moths.


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