Lep:Nepticulidae
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4.088 Ectoedemia heringella (Mariani, 1939)
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larva
dorsal view

 

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 (illustrated) is a pale colour and leaves the mine for pupation.

Data: 01.iii.2005, London, Martin Honey

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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