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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Very rare 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: Poplar.

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 recorded188920031889
Year last recorded201020032010
Number of records6114
Number of individuals216
Unique positions4110
Unique locations5112
Adult records000
Immature records4110

For the region, we have a total of 14 records from 12 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1889.


0073 Stigmella trimaculella 03
© Jack Oughton
0073 Stigmella trimaculella 02
© Jack Oughton
0073 Stigmella trimaculella 01 tenanted mine on Poplar
© Dave Shenton

Species Account

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

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