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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and local resident.

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

Flight time: Several (?) generations, May-Oct.

Forewing: 3-3.5mm.

Foodplant: Honeysuckle and sometimes Snowberry.

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 recorded188520041885
Year last recorded201020042010
Number of records40284
Number of individuals22146
Unique positions35274
Unique locations34272
Adult records15132
Immature records14130

For the region, we have a total of 84 records from 72 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


0361 Phyllonorycter trifasciella 03
© Jack Oughton
0361 Phyllonorycter trifasciella 02
© Jack Oughton
0361 Phyllonorycter trifasciella 01
© Tom Morris

Species Account

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

For further information refer UK Moths.


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