|0037 ~ Ectoedemia albifasciella|
Resident. Widespread in England and Wales, can be common.
Scattered records. Infrequently recorded.
Wingspan : M & F, 5-6mm.
Many species of Ectoedemia are similar. A good way of separating them is to examine the type of leaf-mine in the foodplant.
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Habitats containing oak.
Leaf miner. Eggs laid on the upperside of the leaf. Larva forms a twisted gallery which can merge to look like a blotch. (Mines of some species are similar, care is required with identification).
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Photo by DB, 14th Sept 2011, Middletown
Leaf mine on oak.
Photo by MDH, 6th June 2012,Llanfyllin
Female, confirmed by Gen. Det. (ANG)