Submitted by steven lewis on Mon, 27/07/2020 - 19:02

    Found on Quercus robur 


    Submitted by Peter Smith on Tue, 28/07/2020 - 17:38


    I'm really no expert -- I've never seen examples of these -- but the Plant Parasites of Europe site is an excellent resource.  From the genus of plant you can follow the detailed keys for leafmines.  Alternatively, at the bottom each key there is a link to a list of all the "parasites" of that genus or its individual species, with descriptions and often photos.  I find this very useful for galls, fungi, etc.

    In this case, Coleophora ibipennella looks the closest match for your photo but I'm not sure I could rule out Coleophora currucipennella.

    Submitted by steven lewis on Fri, 31/07/2020 - 13:01


    Thanks Peter. 

    That looks a very useful site. 

    I think I agree it most likely is coleophora ibipennella.

    It was in Notts, but I see there are records on naturespot. 

    All the best