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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

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

Flight time: May and Aug.

Forewing: 3-4mm.

Foodplant: Blackthorn, and sometimes Wild Plum.

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 recorded19831983
Year last recorded20092009
Number of records1326
Number of individuals714
Unique positions918
Unique locations1020
Adult records12
Immature records1122

For the region, we have a total of 26 records from 20 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1983.


0329 Phyllonorycter spinicolella 02 on Prunus
© Jenny Seawright
0329 Phyllonorycter spinicolella 01 on Prunus spinosa
© Jenny Seawright

Species Account

Similar species: 0330 Phyllonorycter cerasicolella.

For further information refer UK Moths.


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