4.001 .... B&F 0118
Enteucha acetosae (Stainton, 1854)
Status .....This may well be a relatively common miner across Nottinghamshire, but a mine found on Sorrel at Sherwood Heath in early September 2011   (Pendleton, T.A. and Pendleton, D.T.), was the first county record. There have been subsequent records from other heathland sites, including Rainworth Heath NR in 2020 and Budby South Forest in 2021. One of the world's smallest moths, some adults having just a 3mm wingspan.
An atypical leaf mine on Sorrel, not clearly showing the spiral gallery in the early stage of the mine, photographed at Rainworth Heath October 2020
Leaf mine on Sorrel, photographed at Sherwood Heath SSSI September 2011
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Enteucha acetosae
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Dave Budworth (Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Entomological Society 2019 Journal Number 169 Micro-Moth Report 1998-2019 – new species).

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated September 2022

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