15.019 .... B&F 0313
Acrocercops brongniardella (Fabricius, 1798)
Status .....A very local species across southern parts of the UK and certainly much restricted in Nottinghamshire. However, it is fairly easy to find in the Sherwood Forest area where the large silvery/white upper surface leaf mines are conspicuous on Oak, but yet it was only found new to Nottinghamshire as recently as 2007 (Pendleton, T.A. and Pendleton, D.T.).
Adult reared ex-Market Warsop larva, photographed June 2007
Occupied leaf mine (left photo) and mature larva (right) photographed on Oak, Market Warsop May 2007
Leaf mine on Holm Oak, photographed at Nottingham University's Jubilee Campus July 2020 
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Acrocercops brongniardella
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Martin Gray. 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 January 2024

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