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15.028 (BF303)

Hawthorn Slender   

Parornix anglicella
Adult: 4
Leaf Mine: A
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Flies at night and comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae can be found in July then August-September.  Mine is Phyllonorycter type on the edge of a leaf; the larva then turns a leaf lobe downwards and feeds within it.  Adults fly April-June, late June-September.

Larval foodplants

Hawthorn species, Wild Service-tree.  Occasionally Wild Strawberry or Rowan.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was of larvae found at Ruthwell, Dumfriesshire, on 24th September 1979 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton, while the firsts for Dumfriesshire and Kirkcudbrightshire were found at unknown sites by persons unknown prior to 1996 (BRC/MOGBI data).

32 record(s) from 16 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2013 2022 2022

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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