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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 3 adult, 2 leaf-mine   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, May and Aug.

Forewing: 3-3.5mm.

Foodplant: Alder spp.

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 recorded188919991889
Year last recorded201020042010
Number of records21246
Number of individuals12126
Unique positions18240
Unique locations16236
Adult records6012
Immature records8118

For the region, we have a total of 46 records from 36 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1889.


0345 Phyllonorycter rajella 03
© Will Bown
0345 Phyllonorycter rajella 02 adult ex mine
© Jenny Seawright
0345 Phyllonorycter rajella 01 on Alnus glutinosa
© Jenny Seawright

Species Account

Most records are of leafmines. Refer leafmines.co.uk.

For further information refer UK Moths.


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