Lepidoptera: Nepticulidae

36a Ectoedemia heringella (Mariani, 1939)

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

Mine:  November to April

Pupa: In a cocoon (as shown) between the leaves, in captivity

Notes: Known only from Greater London, at present. In Europe it is known from islands and countries bordering the Mediterranean such as Sicily, Italy, Corsica, Cyprus, Greece and Croatia.

Image: Rob Edmunds

Data: 12.iii.05 (cocoons from mines, 1.iii.2005, London, Martin Honey)