|0030 ~ Ectoedemia arcuatella|
Resident. Local in the south and north of England. A nationally scarce A species.
Discovered in the far north-east of the county at the Llanymynech Rocks Nature Reserve in 2015.
Wingspan : M & F 5mm.
Many species in this group are very similar. One of the best ways of separating them is to examine the type of leaf-mine.
time & Voltinity
Favours chalk downland.
Wild strawberry and barren strawberry.
Leaf miner. Eggs laid on underside of leaf. Larva first forms a contorted mine, later a blotch. Pupates, spun in the soil.
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by MMG, 4th Apr 2015, Llanymynech
Mine on Wild Strawberry