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15.036 (BF317)

Pale Oak Midget   

Phyllonorycter heegeriella
Adult: 1
Leaf Mine: R
Resident. Rare.

Recording method

The smallest mine on oak, usually less than 10mm long.

Life cycle

Mines: July, September-October.  Adults fly April-May, July-August.

Larval foodplants

Oak species.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was of a dead pupa found at Langholm, Dumfriesshire, on 11th October 1952 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton.

4 record(s) from 4 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2017 2018
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 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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