Gracillariidae : Lithocolletinae
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Photo © Dave Appleton,  06/05/2014 - Whitwell Common (one of 71 on Oak trunks)

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Phyllonorycter harrisella
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Phyllonorycter kuhlweiniella
Scarce Oak Midget

(Zeller, 1839)15.038/319
Norfolk status

Scattered records in the past. Last recorded in Cambs in 1949 until 1982 when rediscovered to be well established in 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.

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 13 (19%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1932.
Last Recorded in 2019.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/04/2019128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
28/05/2018128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
13/05/2017127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
07/05/2017127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
07/08/2016128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
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Wingspan: 7.5-9mm
Season: May. July - Aug.
Foodplant:   Oak
Nat Status: pRDB3
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3  Mine: R
 Immature Adult
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