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0037 ~ Ectoedemia albifasciella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread in England and Wales, can be common.

Montgomeryshire Status

Scattered records. Infrequently recorded.

Wingspan :   M & F, 5-6mm.

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

Habitats containing oak.

Foodplant

Oak.

Lifestage data

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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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 14th Sept 2011, Middletown
Leaf mine on oak.

Photo by MDH, 6th June 2012,Llanfyllin
Female, confirmed by Gen. Det. (ANG)