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Phyllonorycter quercifoliella
Common Oak Midget (Zeller, 1839)
Gracillariidae: Lithocolletinae
320 / 15.039
Photo © Dave Appleton,  08/05/2015 - Syderstone Common

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Similar Norfolk Species
Garden Midget
Phyllonorycter messaniella
London Midget
Phyllonorycter platani
Wingspan: 7-9mm
Flight: Two Generations. Apr-May. Aug-Sept.
Foodplant:   Oak.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Mine: R
Norfolk Status
Commonest of the oak-feeding Phyllonorycters.

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

Leaf-mine: July, September - October
small blotch on the underside of a leaf.

Verification Grade Comment: Mine: Reared or puparium cremasters examined.

Mine: Moth needs to be reared and, in some cases, possibly dissected.

Recorded in 54 (73%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/09/2021128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
18/09/2021128TF94 - Wells/Stiffkey
28/08/2021228TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
22/08/2021128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
28/05/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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