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Phyllonorycter harrisella
White Oak Midget (Linnaeus, 1761)
Gracillariidae: Lithocolletinae
315 / 15.034
Photo © Mick Saunt,  Middle Harling 22/07/2016

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Wingspan: 7-9mm
Flight: Two Generations. May-Jun. Jul-Aug.
Foodplant:   Oak.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1  Mine: R
Norfolk Status
Local.
Woodland.
narrower and less distinct chevrons on the forewing than many of its close relatives.

Leaf-mine: June - July, September - October

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

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

Recorded in 50 (72%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
19/09/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
13/09/2020127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
08/09/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
07/09/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
15/08/2020128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
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