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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: Two generations, May-Jun and Aug.

Forewing: 2mm.

Foodplant: Blackthorn.

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 recorded188520031885
Year last recorded201020062010
Number of records474102
Number of individuals545118
Unique positions39486
Unique locations34476
Adult records000
Immature records42390

For the region, we have a total of 102 records from 76 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


0067 Stigmella plagicolella 02 on Prunus
© Jenny Seawright
0067 Stigmella plagicolella 01 on Prunus spinosa
© Jenny Seawright

Species Account

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

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