Nepticulidae : Nepticulinae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  Reared from mine on Quercus ilex, St Wulstans Nature Reserve, Worcestershire, 1st February 2020, emerged 23rd April 2020 (indoors).

Immature stages

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Ectoedemia heringella
New Holm-Oak Pigmy

(Mariani, 1939)36a / 4.088

Local resident, spreading north through the region, recorded as far northwest as Shrewsbury, Shropshire in February 2021.

Mines the leaves of Quercus ilex with larva feeding in February/March in a short contorted gallery with dark frass, often many mines in a leaf. Can be plentiful where found, with thousands of mines on a single tree. Comes to light.

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 6 (4%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2013.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: c. 5-6mm
Flight: Late June - early August
Foodplant:   Holm Oak
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: -  Mine: L
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
03/08/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO85
11/07/20192VC37 - WorcestershireSO85
23/02/20196VC37 - WorcestershireSO83 -
01/01/2019+VC36 - HerefordshireSO54 -
06/12/20186VC37 - WorcestershireSO85 -
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