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4.095 ~ 0029 ~ Ectoedemia atricollis ~ Pinch-barred Pigmy
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and generally common throughout England and Wales.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in 2012 at Llanymynech in the north-east of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F 5-6mm.

Confusion species

Many species of Ectoedemia are very similar. One of the best ways of separating them is to examine the the type of leaf-mine in the foodplant.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wherever the foodplant is found.


Apple, hawthorn, pear and wild cherry.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on underside of leaf. Larva forms a gallery, usually along the leaf margin which ends in a large blotch filled irregularly with brown frass. Pupates in a black cocoon, just under the surface of the soil.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 2nd Oct 2014, Commins Coch