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4.09 ~ 0038 ~ Ectoedemia subbimaculella ~ Spotted Black Pigmy
UK Status

Resident. More common in the south-east of Britain, slowly spreading westwards and northwards.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in 2015 at Breidden Hill in the north of the county. This is only the 7th record for north Wales.

Wingspan :   M & F 5-6mm.

Confusion species

Many species in this group are very similar. One of the best ways of separating them is to examine the type of leaf-mine.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wherever the food plant is found.



Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on upperside of leaf. Larva first forms a slender mine, later a small blotch. Reddish-brown cocoon.
Montgomeryshire photos