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 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.

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

Image: Rob Edmunds

Data: 1.iii.2005, London, Martin Honey