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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Very common and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, Apr-Jun, Jul-Sep.

Forewing: 4mm.

Foodplant: Oak.

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 recorded188520021885
Year last recorded200820022008
Number of records13128
Number of individuals10122
Unique positions12126
Unique locations12126
Adult records4110
Immature records6012

For the region, we have a total of 28 records from 26 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


0320 Phyllonorycter quercifoliella 02 larva
© Jenny Seawright
0320 Phyllonorycter quercifoliella 01 on Quercus
© Jenny Seawright

Species Account

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