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Ectoedemia atrifrontella/longicaudella
Oak-bark Pigmy agg.

Norfolk status
The UK status and distribution of this pair is insufficiently known.

Ectoedemia atrifrontella: Found in woodland in south-eastern England from Kent to Wiltshire and Dorset.

Ectoedemia longicaudella: Trapped in Britain for the first time in Buckinghamshire on 12 July 2009

Both species mine in the bark of Oak and are indistinguishable from each other in this stage.

Mines were found on Oak collected in February 2016 from the Norfolk side of the river at Santon Downham (Ian Barton/Kathleen Rosewarne, 21/02/16)
Determined by Erik van Neiukerken in November 2017 as one or other of the two known Oak-bark mining Ectodemia (Zimmermania) species.

Both these species would be new for Norfolk.

Recorded in 4 (6%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2016.
Last Recorded in 2018.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
13/10/2018+28TL89 - Bodney/Lynford
05/08/20181228TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
28/05/2018+27TG12 - Aylsham
04/04/2018+28TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
04/12/2017528TL88 - Thetford
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Wingspan: 7-9mm
Season: June - Sept
Foodplant:   Oak
Nat Status: Unknown
Verification Grade:
 Immature Adult
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