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Ectoedemia heringella
New Holm-Oak Pigmy (Mariani, 1939)
Nepticulidae: Nepticulinae
Photo © Martin Hosier,  ex leaf mines, swarms of tiny moths flying around lower leaves of Holme Oak.

Similar Norfolk Species
Holm-oak Pigmy
Stigmella suberivora
Wingspan: c. 5-6mm.
Season: June - July.
Foodplant:   Holm Oak
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: -  Mine: L
Norfolk Status
First discovered in London, 2002 and has since spread substantially.

First Norfolk record of several million mines on Holm Oak at Thetford. (Lee Gregory, 03/04/11)
"The trees were totally infested and it was a job to find a leaf without mines and most leaves having 5+ mines! "

Leaf-mine: Nov - April - A contorted gallery mine with usually several mines in one leaf.

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 33 (48%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2011.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/04/2019+27TM29 - Newton Flotman/Hempnall
24/03/2019127TM28 - Harleston
23/03/2019+27TG14 - Sheringham
18/03/2019+28TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
16/03/2019+27TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
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