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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
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


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
26/07/2022128TF92North Elmham
18/07/2022227TG20Stoke Holy Cross
18/05/2022128TF92North Elmham
17/05/2022127TG20Stoke Holy Cross
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