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Zimmermannia atrifrontella
Oak-bark Pigmy (Stainton, 1851)
Nepticulidae: Nepticulinae
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Photo © Dave Appleton,  11/08/2020 - North Elmham - Gen. Det. Male

Similar Norfolk Species
Oak-bark Pigmy agg.
Zimmermannia atrifrontella/longicaudella
Wingspan: 7-9mm
Foodplant:   Oak
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: R
Norfolk Status
The UK status and distribution is insufficiently known.

Found in woodland in south-eastern England from Kent to Wiltshire and Dorset.

New for Norfolk in 2020 when a male was determined by Gen. Det. at North Elmham (D. Appleton, 11/08/2020)

Both Zimmermannia atrifrontella and Zimmermannia longicaudella mine in the bark of Oak and are indistinguishable from each other in this stage. Please record mines as the aggregate - Zimmermannia atrifrontella/longicaudella

Verification Grade Comment: mine not possible to differentiate from longicaudella

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

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

Recorded in 1 (1%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2020.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/08/2020128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
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