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0042 ~ Ectoedemia septembrella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout England and Wales.

Montgomeryshire Status

A few scattered records from the south and east of the county.

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.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine)

Habitat

Wherever the foodplant grows.

Foodplant

St. John's wort.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on the underside of the leaf. Larva forms a narrow gallery which terminates in a blotch. (Mines of some species are similar, care is required with identification).
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by ADL, 18th Oct 2011, Dolforwyn Hall
Mine on hypericum

Photo by ADL, 18th Oct 2011, Dolforwyn Hall