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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4 adult, 2 leaf-mine   See here for explanation

Flight time: Apr-May, and Aug.

Forewing: 3-4mm.

Foodplant: Rowan and Bird-cherry.

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 recorded191319991913
Year last recorded201020032010
Number of records9222
Number of individuals19242
Unique positions9222
Unique locations9222
Adult records000
Immature records7116

For the region, we have a total of 22 records from 22 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1913.


0324 Phyllonorycter sorbi 01 leaf mine on Rowan
© Dave Shenton

Species Account

Similar species: 0323 Phyllonorycter oxyacanthae and 0325 Phyllonorycter mespilella.

For further information refer UK Moths.


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