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Photo © Martin Hosier,  ex leaf mines, swarms of tiny moths flying around lower leaves of Holme Oak.

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Ectoedemia heringella
Speckled Holm Oak Dot

(Mariani, 1939)36a / 4.088
=New Holm-Oak Pigmy

Norfolk status
Formerly considered scarce, now widespread.
Discovered in London 1996 and has since spread substantially.

First Norfolk record of abundant mines on Holm Oak at Thetford in 2011. (Lee Gregory, 03/04/11)
"The trees were totally infested and it was a job to find a leaf without mines and most leaves having 5+ mines! "


Leaf-mine: Nov - April - A contorted gallery mine with usually several mines in one leaf.

Verification Grade Comment: Adults must be reared and/or Gen. Det. to confirm.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 52 (70%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2011.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
17/02/2024+28TF63Heacham
15/01/2024528TL99Rockland St Peter
04/01/2024+27TM28Starston
30/10/2023+27TG42Waxham
28/10/2023+28TF63Ken Hill Wood / Snettisham
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Wingspan: c. 5-6mm.
Flight: June - July.
Foodplant:   Holm Oak (Spanish Oak, Algerian Oak, Cork Oak)
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: A
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