Gracillariidae : Lithocolletinae
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Photo © Daniel Hercock,  25/06/2021 - Gertrude Road, Norwich

Immature stages

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Phyllonorycter maestingella
Beech Midget
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Phyllonorycter scopariella
Broom Midget

Zeller, 1846340 / 15.061
Norfolk status
Local. Very rare.
Possibly under-recorded as leaf mine is easily overlooked (see photo), seldom encountered except as an adult.

Mine recorded from Wells-next-the Sea in 2006.

Leaf-mine: September - May
Inflated mine in the green bark of a twig.

Verification Grade Comment: Photo/leaf or examine puparium cremasters

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 8 (11%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/06/2021127TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
13/03/2017+28TF70 - Beachamwell/Oxborough
08/03/2017+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
25/03/2016+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
04/02/2007+28TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 6-8mm
Flight: June - July.
Foodplant:   Broom.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3  Mine: L
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