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Phyllonorycter ulicicolella (Stainton, 1851) 
Any previous records of this moth in Nottinghamshire can't seem to be traced and so the three records from sites within the Sherwood Forest NNR in late September 2022, may well be the first documented records. This is a difficult mine to find, but does become easier with familiarity, appearing as a usually indistinct pale green strip on the green stems of Gorse. All the mines found were at a height of less than 1.5 metres, usually around 0.5m from the ground. Must be considered as much more common than previously supposed.
Leaf mines in the stem of Gorse, Sherwood Heath September 2022.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Phyllonorycter ulicicolella 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nick and Samantha Brownley.

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Updated September 2023
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