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Zimmermannia atrifrontella/longicaudella
Oak-bark Pigmy agg.
Nepticulidae: Nepticulinae
41x / 4.0809
Photo © Jim Swalwell,  27/10/2019 - Weeting / Hockwold

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: 7-9mm
Flight: June - Sept
Foodplant:   Oak
Nat Status: Unknown
Verification Grade:
Norfolk Status
The UK status and distribution of this pair is insufficiently known.

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

Zimmermannia longicaudella: Trapped in Britain for the first time in Buckinghamshire on 12 July 2009

Both species mine in the bark of Oak and are indistinguishable from each other in this stage.

Mines were found on Oak collected in February 2016 from the Norfolk side of the river at Santon Downham (Ian Barton/Kathleen Rosewarne, 21/02/16)
Determined by Erik van Neiukerken in November 2017 as one or other of the two known Oak-bark mining Zimmermannia (=Ectodemia) species.

Recorded in 4 (6%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2016.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/04/2021+28TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
16/05/20201828TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
27/10/2019+28TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
13/10/2018+28TL89 - Bodney/Lynford
13/10/2018+28TL89 - Bodney/Lynford
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