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0035 ~ Ectoedemia minimella
UK Status

Resident. Local in England and Wales and the east of Scotland.

Montgomeryshire Status

A few scattered records on the western side of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 5mm.

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 underside of leaf. Larva forms a contorted gallery which then goes into a blotch. Pupa formed in a cocoon beneath the soil. (Mines of some species are similar, care is required with identification).
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Montgomeryshire photos