The larvae of the weevil Orchestes signifer mine the leaves of Oak creating a gallery along the edge of the leaf leading to a circular blotch, from which a case is cut leaving a round hole. The adult weevil is black with white markings.
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Areas where Oak is plentiful.
Leafmines may occur once Oak is in leaf in early summer. Adults from April to early September.
Widespread in the southern half of Britain become scarcer further north.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland although it may be under recorded.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015