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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Very rare resident.

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

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

Forewing: 2.5mm.

Foodplant: Oak, Sweet Chestnut.

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 recorded19671967
Year last recorded20082008
Number of records510
Number of individuals1428
Unique positions510
Unique locations510
Adult records12
Immature records24

For the region, we have a total of 10 records from 10 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1967.


0088 Stigmella samiatella 02
© Jack Oughton
0088 Stigmella samiatella 01 mine on Sweet Chestnut
© Dave Shenton

Species Account

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

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