Gracillariidae : Lithocolletinae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  Ex mine on Quercus (oak), Warndon Woods, Worcestershire. Mine collected and moth reared by Steve Whitehouse.

Immature stages

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Phyllonorycter tenerella
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Phyllonorycter heegeriella
Pale Oak Midget

(Zeller, 1846)317 / 15.036

Fairly common resident.

Quercus spp. with larva feeding in July and September/October in a small mine on the underside of a leaf, usually under a lobe.

Verification Grade Comment: Mine: Reared or puparium cremasters examined.

Mine: Moth needs to be reared and, in some cases, possibly dissected.

Recorded in 62 (44%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 6.5-7.5mm
Flight: Two generations, May and August
Foodplant:   Oak
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1  Mine: R
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
31/07/20201VC40 - ShropshireSO77
25/05/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO77
07/08/2019+VC40 - ShropshireSO37 -
01/06/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO77
28/04/20191VC40 - ShropshireSJ51
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