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4.078 ~ 0042 ~ Ectoedemia septembrella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout England and Wales.

Montgomeryshire Status

A few scattered records from mainly the eastern half 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)


Wherever the foodplant grows.


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).
Montgomeryshire photos

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

Photo by ADL, 18th Oct 2011, Dolforwyn Hall