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4.091 ~ 0039 ~ Ectoedemia heringi ~ White-spot Pigmy
UK Status

Resident. Locally common in south-east England and central Wales.

Montgomeryshire Status

Discovered in the east of the county at Church Stoke in 2013. Only the ninth record for north Wales.

Wingspan :   M & F 5-6mm.

Confusion species

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


Oak woodland.



Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on upperside of leaf. Larva first mines a slender gallery, later forming a 'false blotch' where the mine makes a series of 'S' turns forming a blotch. Pupates in a pale pinkish-brown cocoon.
Montgomeryshire photos