Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed. Nepticulids were not well studied only 21 species listed.
Recent Status: The species is recorded in Suffolk.
Life Style: A single brooded species that flies during June and July. The larvae feed on Quercus species. They pupate in a cocoon on the ground.
Identification: The moth is very similar to E. subbimaculella. They have an orange head tuft and white scape. The black wings have white at the base, a spot centrally on the costa and a spot beyond this on the dorsum. The cilia and the sides of thorax are white. They can be separated by genitalia dissection. The larva creates a narrow gallery from the oviposition site on the upper surface of a leaf. The gallery follows a vein before becoming a blotch. E. subbimaculella usually cuts a slit in the lower epidermis allowing frass to escape. E. heringi does not. The larvae are similar but that of E. subbimaculella has a darker and less reddish brown head and prothoracic plate than E. heringi. More Info
Verification Grade Comment: Lack of underside epidermal slit must be shown
Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required
Recorded in 17 (29%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1999. Last Recorded in 2019. Additional Stats