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Phyllonorycter quercifoliella
Common Oak Midget (Zeller, 1839)
Gracillariidae: Lithocolletinae
320 / 15.039
Photo © Jim Swalwell,  22/04/2020 - East Winch Common

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Similar Norfolk Species
Garden Midget
Phyllonorycter messaniella
London Midget
Phyllonorycter platani
Wingspan: 7-9mm
Flight: Two Generations. Apr-May. Aug-Sept.
Foodplant:   Oak.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Mine: R
Norfolk Status
Commonest of the oak-feeding Phyllonorycters.

Note the length of the wing streak extends to almost two-thirds of the wing. The streak in the similar Phyllonorycter messaniella barley reaches the middle.

Leaf-mine: July, September - October
small blotch on the underside of a leaf.

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

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

Recorded in 54 (78%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
13/11/2020+28TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
08/11/2020128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
15/09/2020128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
15/09/2020128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
08/09/2020+28TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
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