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Ectoedemia heringi
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Ectoedemia subbimaculella
Spotted Black Pigmy

(Haworth, 1828)38 / 4.090
Norfolk status
Distictive moth with two creamy spots and basal patch on a violet-tinged blackish forewing.
Larvae mine oak creating a triangular blotch. Often found in fallen leaves where the presence of the mine creates a 'green island'.
Leaf-mine: October-December.

Verification Grade Comment: Underside epidermal slit must be shown

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 49 (71%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
06/01/2021+27TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
29/11/2020+27TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
14/11/2020528TF90 - Watton/Shipdham
13/11/2020+28TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
07/11/2020+28TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
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Wingspan: 5-6 mm.
Flight: June to July
Foodplant:   Oak.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: -  Mine: L
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