|4.1 ~ 0035 ~ Ectoedemia minimella|
Resident. Local in England and Wales and the east of Scotland.
A few scattered records on the western side of the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 5mm.
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
Many habitats with birch.
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).