Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Check your evergreens

Whilst the winter wind and rain have swept most leaves from the trees and with it any chance of finding leaf miners, it is still worth checking any Evergreen Oak (Quercus ilex) you happen to be passing as there are mines, both vacated and tenanted, still to be found...

Ectoedemia heringella 

This species is known to be expanding its range, so definitely one worth keeping an eye out for, mines can be plentiful, as illustrated below
Ectoedemia heringella leaf mines
Ectoedemia heringella

Stigmella suberivora
Stigmella suberivoraStigmella suberivora


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