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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: May and Aug.

Forewing: 3-4mm.

Foodplant: Hawthorn.

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 recorded191320001913
Year last recorded200920042009
Number of records27258
Number of individuals36276
Unique positions22248
Unique locations20244
Adult records8016
Immature records19140

For the region, we have a total of 58 records from 44 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1913.


0323 Phyllonorycter oxyacanthae 02 on Crataegus
© Jenny Seawright
0323 Phyllonorycter oxyacanthae 01 on Crataegus
© Jenny Seawright

Species Account

Similar species: 0324 Phyllonorycter sorbi and 0325 Phyllonorycter mespilella.

For further information refer UK Moths.


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