Species Account

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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Scarce and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, May, Aug.

Forewing: 3mm.

Foodplant: Oak.

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 recorded18441844
Year last recorded20102010
Number of records1836
Number of individuals1632
Unique positions1428
Unique locations1428
Adult records24
Immature records918

For the region, we have a total of 36 records from 28 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1844.


0351 Phyllonorycter lautella 03 mines on Oak sapling
© Dave Shenton
0351 Phyllonorycter lautella 02 ex mine on Oak
© Dave Shenton
0351 Phyllonorycter lautella 01
© Will Bown

Species Account

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

For further information refer UK Moths.


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