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4.085 ~ 0023 ~ Ectoedemia argyropeza ~ Virgin Pigmy
UK Status

Resident. Locally common as far north as Fife in Scotland.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in 2013 at Middletown in the east of the county. An uncommon species in north Wales.

Wingspan :   M & F 6-7mm.

Confusion species

Ectoedemia turbidella.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wherever the foodplant is found.



Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on the petiole. Larva first mines petiole causing it to swell, later mines leaf. In autumn the mined portion of the leaf remains green - aka 'Green islands'. Overwinters in cocoon as larva, pupates spring.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 29th Sept 2013, Middletown