Gracillariidae : Lithocolletinae
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Phyllonorycter kuhlweiniella
Scarce Oak Leaf-miner

(Zeller, 1839)319 / 15.038
=Scarce Oak Midget

Norfolk status
Local.
Formerly rare species, with several Norfolk records in recent years, including over 30 recorded in 2020.

Scattered records in the past, last recorded in Cambs in 1949. In 1982 rediscovered to be well established in the 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. It has since been recorded at several sites in mid Norfolk.

Leaf-mine: similar but slightly larger than P. heegeriella

(=saportella)

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 20 (27%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1932.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
11/05/2024128TF63Dersingham
09/05/2023127TG02Hindolveston
01/08/2022127TG10Bowthorpe
26/07/2022128TF92North Elmham
19/07/2022527TG10Bowthorpe
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Wingspan: 7.5-9mm
Flight: May. July - Aug.
Foodplant:   Oak
Nat Status: pRDB3
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3  Mine: R
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