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0123 ~ Tischeria ekebladella
UK Status

Resident. Locally common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from a handful of sites.

Wingspan :   M & F, 8-11mm.

Confusion species


This species is not easily distinguished from others. A good way of separating it is to examine the leaf-mine in the foodplant.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)

Habitat

Wherever the foodplant is found.

Foodplant

Oak.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs are laid on the upperside of the leaf. Larva forms a flat whitish blotch, often several in a leaf. (Mines of some species are similar, care is required with identification).
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 22nd Oct 2013, Middletown
Leaf mine on oak