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Ectoedemia intimella (Zeller, 1848) 
Eventually recorded new to Nottinghamshire as recently as October 2022, when leaf mines were found at Warsop Main Pit Top. This moth should be widesread cross the county, as for some reason it had gone unnoticed, while being recorded quite commonly in all those counties adjacent to Nottinghamshire.

The larva initially mines the leaf petiole and the mid-rib, before mining the leaf in its final instar. The photographs below show the progress of one mine over the days in late October 2022, the larva hiding in the mid-rib until the mine is large enough to be accessed.
Leaf mine photographed on Goat Sallow Salix caprea, Warsop Main Pit Top October 2022.
Leaf mine photographed on Goat Sallow Salix caprea, Budby South Forest October 2022.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Ectoedemia intimella 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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Updated September 2023
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