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0034 ~ Ectoedemia occultella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout Britain.

Montgomeryshire Status

Scattered records from around the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 6-7mm.

Confusion species


Many species of Ectoedemia are similar. A good way of separating them is to examine the type of leaf-mine in the foodplant.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)

Habitat

Many habitats with birch.

Foodplant

Birch.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on the underside of the leaf. Larva forms a blotch with a dark spot in the centre. Pupa spun on the soil surface in the litter. (Mines of some species are similar, care is required with identification).
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by ADL, 18th Oct 2011, Dolforwyn Hall

Photo by ADL, 18th Oct 2011, Dolforwyn Hall