Friday, 12 April 2013
Early stages: Ectoedemia heringella
It is still worth checking Quercus ilex for leaf mines: I found dozens of these tenanted mines (and hundreds vacated) yesterday evening, here in East Kent. This moth is known to be spreading from London and the South East, so worth keeping an eye out. On the same tree also watch out for Phyllonorycter messaniella, Stigmella suberivora and old mines of Acrocercops brongniardella - these were all present on the trees I searched yesterday.