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4.088 Ectoedemia heringella (Mariani, 1939)
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there may be many mines in a leaf

Food Plant: Quercus ilex (Evergreen Oak), (abroad on Q.alnifolia (Golden Oak of Cyprus))             

Mine: November to April

Pupa: In a cocoon between the leaves, in captivity

Notes: Known initially from Greater London - now spreading through Southern England. In Europe it is known from islands and countries bordering the Mediterranean such as Sicily, Italy, Corsica, Cyprus, Greece and Croatia. The larva is a pale colour.

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Bradley No: 36a

Data: 19.iii.2003, London, John Langmaid

Image:© IanThirlwell

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