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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and restricted resident.

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

Flight time: Two generations, May and Aug.

Forewing: 3.5-4mm.

Foodplant: Birch.

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 recorded188519931885
Year last recorded201020102010
Number of records35886
Number of individuals19650
Unique positions26664
Unique locations30570
Adult records6420
Immature records17442

For the region, we have a total of 86 records from 70 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


0353 Phyllonorycter ulmifoliella 04 adult ex mine
© Jenny Seawright
0353 Phyllonorycter ulmifoliella 03 on Betula
© Jenny Seawright
0353 Phyllonorycter ulmifoliella 02 on Betula
© Jenny Seawright
0353 Phyllonorycter ulmifoliella 01 on Betula
© Jenny Seawright

Species Account

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

For further information refer UK Moths.


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