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4.089 ~ 0037 ~ Ectoedemia albifasciella ~ White-banded Pigmy
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)


Habitats containing 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).
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)