Gracillariidae : Lithocolletinae
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Immature stages

Similar Norfolk Species
Phyllonorycter quercifoliella
Common Oak Midget
Phyllonorycter platani
London Midget
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Phyllonorycter messaniella
Garden Midget

(Zeller, 1846)15.040/321
Norfolk status
Widespread and common.
More or less continuously brooded.

Note the length of the wing streak barley reaches the middle of the wing. The streak in the similar Phyllonorycter quercifoliella extends to almost two-thirds.

Leaf-mine: March - April, July, October

Verification Grade Comment: Mine: Accept if on Evergreen Oak, if not then rear through

Recorded in 58 (84%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2019.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/02/20191028TM08 - Banham/Lopham
29/01/2019127TM19 - Flordon/Long Stratton
21/12/2018227TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
18/12/2018+27TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
05/12/2018128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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Wingspan: 7-9mm
Season: all months of the year.
Foodplant:   Oak, Sweet Chestnut, Beech, Hornbeam, Birch, Plum, Apple
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Mine: A
 Immature Adult
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