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4.096 ~ 0030 ~ Ectoedemia arcuatella ~ Strawberry Pigmy
UK Status

Resident. Local in the south and north of England. A nationally scarce A species.

Montgomeryshire Status

Discovered in the far north-east of the county at the Llanymynech Rocks Nature Reserve in 2015.

Wingspan :   M & F 5mm.

Confusion species

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


Favours chalk downland.


Wild strawberry and barren strawberry.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on underside of leaf. Larva first forms a contorted mine, later a blotch. Pupates, spun in the soil.
Montgomeryshire photos
Photo by MMG, 4th Apr 2015, Llanymynech
Mine on Wild Strawberry
Photo by GT, 19th Sept 2021, Vyrnwy
Mine on Wild Strawberry