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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

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

Flight time: Two generations, Apr-May and Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 2-2.5mm.

Foodplant: Beech.

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 recorded19131913
Year last recorded20102010
Number of records1530
Number of individuals1020
Unique positions1224
Unique locations1122
Adult records00
Immature records1428

For the region, we have a total of 30 records from 22 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1913.


0081 Stigmella hemargyrella 01 on Fagus
© Jenny Seawright

Species Account

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

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