Main: (Lyonetiidae / Lyonetiinae)
21.002 [B&F: 0262] Lyonetia prunifoliella (Hübner, 1796)

 

Formerly reported from the Midlands at Boughton, Worcestershire, Whittlebury Forest, Northamptonshire and near Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire, and also from Worthing, Sussex, and it was fairly common in the late 19th Century (MBGBI Vol 2), it was not seen in the 1900's and was assumed to have become extinct. The first recent record appears to be in 2007, since when it has been encountered with increasing frequency in a number of counties including Dorset and Norfolk, perhaps following re-colonisation from the continent; the first Hampshire record was in 2014, since when it has been encountered with increasing regularity on the coast of Hampshire from Portsmouth to Hayling and on the south-eastern side of the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 9-10 mm. The larva mines the leaves of various roseaceous trees, such as Blackthorn and apple, forming a gallery leading to a blotch. The pupal cocoon is suspended from silken 'guyropes' and closely resembles that of L. clerkella.

Update: Status review, December 2019.

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Phenology - Larval Records

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Distribution Map

Historical distribution at tetrad resolution
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Record Density

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Detail records

SiteDateQuantityRecorderStage
VC10 Isle of Wight
St. Lawrence (SZ57)02-Jul-2018-Barden, PMine
Brading Marsh (SZ68)03-Jul-2018-Barden, PMine
Bonchurch (SZ57)04-Jul-2018fiveBarden, PMine (vacated)
Redcliffe, IoW (SZ68)04-Jul-2018tenBarden, PMine
St. Lawrence (SZ57)05-Jul-2018eightBarden, PMine
St. Catherine's Point (SZ47)01-Oct-201812Elliott, BPupal
VC11 South Hampshire
Portsmouth (SU60)07-Aug-2014oneThirlwell, IRAdult
Horsea Island (SU60)31-Oct-2017oneOpie, MAdult
Horsea Island (SU60)31-Oct-2017oneFareham GroupAdult
Milton Common, Portsmouth (SU60)10-Jul-2018-Langmaid, JR; Dickson, RJ; Thirlwell, IRMine (vacated)
Portsmouth (SU60)12-Jul-2018oneThirlwell, IRAdult
Great Salterns NR, Portsmouth (SU60)15-Jul-2018oneLangmaid, JR; Thirlwell, IRLarval
North Common, Hayling (SU70)17-Jul-2018-Langmaid, JR; Palmer, SM; Phillips, JWCocoon
Winchester (SU42)14-Aug-2018oneWalker, THAdult
Great Salterns NR, Portsmouth (SU60)14-Aug-2018oneLangmaid, JR; Dickson, RJ; Thirlwell, IRCocoon
Milton Common, Portsmouth (SU60)02-Jul-2019-Langmaid, JR; Dickson, RJ; Thirlwell, IRMine
Portsmouth (SU60)23-Jul-2019oneThirlwell, IRAdult
North Common, Hayling (SU70)30-Aug-2019-Langmaid, JR; Elliott, B; Phillips, JWMine (vacated)
Milton Common, Portsmouth (SU60)10-Sep-2019-Langmaid, JR; Thirlwell, IRMine (vacated)
Portchester (SU60)02-Oct-2019-Langmaid, JR; Thirlwell, IRMine (vacated)

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