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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, Apr-May and Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 2-2.5mm.

Foodplant: Sallows.

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 recorded201020082010
Number of records28872
Number of individuals19650
Unique positions26766
Unique locations24558
Adult records306
Immature records19854

For the region, we have a total of 72 records from 58 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


0068 Stigmella salicis 02 on Salix
© Jenny Seawright
0068 Stigmella salicis 01 on Salix
© Jenny Seawright

Species Account

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

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