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Ectoedemia heringella (Mariani, 1839)  
Status .....First recorded in Nottinghamshire at Nottingham University Park in 2017 (Clough, J.), previous to several leaf mines on Holm Oak at Colwick Country Park in June 2020 and at Nottingham University's Jubilee Campus in July 2020. It is a moth which is currently extending its range, after being recorded for the first time in the UK at London in 1996, but remained unidentified until 2002. Trees soon become heavily infested with leaf mines, but currently, only those trees in the Nottingham University area are infested to this degree.

By 2021, it had reached as far north in the county as Retford (where it was recorded from Retford Cemetery) and in 2022, new sites were recorded from a single roadside Holme Oak at Sutton-on-Trent and from Calverton.
Occupied leaf mines on Holm Oak, photographed at Arnot Hill Park, Arnold February 2021
Leaf mines on Holm Oak, photographed at Nottingham University's Jubilee Campus July 2020 
Leaf mines, photographed at Colwick CP June 26th 2020
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Ectoedemia heringella  
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).

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Updated September 2023
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