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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, May and Aug.

Forewing: 2-2.5mm.

Foodplant: Elm spp.

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 recorded188520001885
Year last recorded201020042010
Number of records21246
Number of individuals12126
Unique positions15234
Unique locations16236
Adult records000
Immature records15132

For the region, we have a total of 46 records from 36 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


0063 Stigmella lemniscella 02
© Jack Oughton
0063 Stigmella lemniscella 01 mine
© Jack Oughton

Species Account

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

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