21.001 Apple Leaf Miner Lyonetia clerkella (Linnaeus, 1758)

Family
Lyonetiidae: Lyonetiinae.
 
Status
Resident. Local.
 
Flight period
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VC72
First was found at an unknown site by person unknown prior to 1985 (BRC/MOGBI data).
Other sites: Caerlaverock WWT, Glencaple.
 
VC73
First was found at an unknown site by person unknown prior to 1985 (BRC/MOGBI data).
Other sites: Ken-Dee Marshes RSPB, Mersehead RSPB, Rockcliffe, Twynholm.
 
VC74
First was found at Corsemalzie House Hotel near Mochrum on 27th June 1988 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton.
Other sites: Castle Kennedy Gardens, Lady Bay on Loch Ryan, Newton Stewart.
 
Life cycle
Bivoltine. Mine season is during May, July and September to October. Adults appear in June, again in August and possibly again in October from where it overwinters, emerging in April. 
 
Larval foodplants
Apple, Birch, Blackthorn, Cherry, Hawthorn, Plum, Quince, Rowan, Whitebeam and Wild Service.
 
Identification
 
 
Habitat
 
 
Recorders' notes
We would appreciate any further details of the above VC72, 73 records.
© Alison Robertson, Glencaple, 2 September 2013.

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