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Phyllonorycter kuhlweiniella
Scarce Oak Leaf-miner (Zeller, 1839)
Gracillariidae: Lithocolletinae
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Photo © Dave Appleton,  x2 Syderstone Common, 23/04/2014

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White Oak Leaf-miner
Phyllonorycter harrisella
Pale Oak Leaf-miner
Phyllonorycter heegeriella
Wingspan: 7.5-9mm
Flight: May. July - Aug.
Foodplant:   Oak
Nat Status: pRDB3
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3  Mine: R
Status
Local.
Formerly rare species, with several Norfolk records in recent years, including over 30 recorded in 2020.

Scattered records in the past, last recorded in Cambs in 1949. In 1982 rediscovered to be well established in the South Lopham area of Norfolk.

Two adults collected by day, resting on Oak tree trunks, at Syderstone Common (VC28) in April 2014. (D. Appleton, 24/04/14). Several more sightings in spring 2014. Three new site records in 2016. It has since been recorded at several sites in mid Norfolk.

Leaf-mine: similar but slightly larger than P. heegeriella

(=saportella)

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

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

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

Recorded in 20 (27%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1932.
Last Recorded in 2024.

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
11/05/2024128TF63Dersingham
09/05/2023127TG02Hindolveston
01/08/2022127TG10Bowthorpe
26/07/2022128TF92North Elmham
19/07/2022527TG10Bowthorpe
19/07/2022127TG02Hindolveston
18/07/2022227TG20Stoke Holy Cross
04/06/2022127TG02Hindolveston
18/05/2022128TF92North Elmham
17/05/2022127TG20Stoke Holy Cross
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