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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Fairly common and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Apr-Nov.

Forewing: 4mm.

Foodplant: Oak, Beech and Sweet Chestnut.

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 recorded188719941887
Year last recorded201020102010
Number of records8511192
Number of individuals7126194
Unique positions568128
Unique locations527118
Adult records518118
Immature records22350

For the region, we have a total of 192 records from 118 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1887.


0321 Phyllonorycter messaniella 03
© Paul Harris
0321 Phyllonorycter messaniella 02
© Jamie McMillan
0321 Phyllonorycter messaniella 01
© Tom Morris

Species Account

Similar species: 0320 Phyllonorycter quercifoliella.

For further information refer UK Moths.


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