15.067 Common Alder Midget Phyllonorycter rajella (Linnaeus, 1758)

Family
Gracillariidae: Lithocolletinae.
 
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, Holmhead on Lochar Moss.
 
VC73
First was found at an unknown site by person unknown prior to 1985 (BRC/MOGBI data).
Other sites: Auchenshore on Auchencairn Bay, Dalshangan at Dundeugh, Parton.
 
VC74
First was of leaf-mines found at Castle Kennedy Gardens on 17th July 1994 by A. M. Emmet.
Other sites: Airyolland Lodge on Luce Bay, Kirkcolm, Kirkcowan.
 
Life cycle
Bivoltine. Mine season is during July and September to October.
 
Larval foodplants
Alder.
 
Identification
 
 
Habitat
 
 
Recorders' notes
We would appreciate any further details of the above VC72, 73 records.
© Richard Mearns, Holmhead, 26 April 2014

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