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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Very common and widespread resident.

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

Flight time:

Forewing: 3mm.

Foodplant: Bramble.

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 recorded201020042010
Number of records978210
Number of individuals5812140
Unique positions858186
Unique locations797172
Adult records7014
Immature records797172

For the region, we have a total of 210 records from 172 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


0050 Stigmella aurella 03
© Jack Oughton
0050 Stigmella aurella 02 leafmine on Rubus fruticosus agg
© Jenny Seawright
0050 Stigmella aurella 01
© Tom Morris

Species Account

For further information refer UK Moths.
Most records are of leafmines. Refer leafmines.co.uk.

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