15.0862 .... B&F 364a
Phyllonoycter pastorella (Zeller, 1846)
Status .....First recorded in the UK from the gardens of Buckingham Palace in 2014 (Freed 2014) and has since spread to other counties and is on the move north. It reached Suffolk in 2019 and Norfolk in 2018, but there are currently (September 2020) no records for neighbouring Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire. The larva produces distinctive, large mines on a number of long-leaved Willow species. The mine in the photographs measured 11mm x 8mm. There are currently records from Colwick CP in September 2020 and Newark in September 2023.
Adult reared ex-Newark leaf mine, photographed September 2023
Adult reared ex-Colwick CP leaf mine, photographed at October 2020
Photographed on an unknown Willow hybrid/species at Colwick CP September 2020
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Phyllonorycter pastorella  
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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