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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 4 adult, 3 leaf-mine   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun.

Forewing: 2-2.5mm.

Foodplant: Hawthorn and Apple.

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 recorded18891889
Year last recorded20102010
Number of records2550
Number of individuals2040
Unique positions1632
Unique locations1632
Adult records00
Immature records2142

For the region, we have a total of 50 records from 32 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1889.


0100 Stigmella oxyacanthella 02 tenanted mine on Hawthorn
© Dave Shenton
0100 Stigmella oxyacanthella 01 on Malus domestica
© Jenny Seawright

Species Account

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

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