The Moths of Suffolk
23 Ectoedemia argyropeza, (Zeller, 1839)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late May to June

Larval foodplants : Aspen (Populus tremula), mining the leaves

Records : Ipswich Golf Course (N Sherman, 15.x.2002, 28.x.2003, 31.x.2003 & 24.x.2007), Reydon Wood (SMG, 12.x.2003), Northfield Wood (N Sherman & A Prichard, 1.xi.2003), Hadleigh (N Sherman, 9.xi.2003), Hinderclay Fen (N Sherman & A Prichard, 26.ix.2004), Wolves Wood (A Prichard, 13.xi.2005 & 28.x.2006), Herringfleet (SMG, 14.x.2006), Hoxne (A Prichard, 8.x.2011)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed

Wingspan details : Wingspan 6-7mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultEctoedemia turbidella
    Leaf-mineStigmella assimilella

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

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Leafmine on Aspen - Hadleigh, Suffolk (21.x.2006) © A Prichard

Leaf-mine occurrence
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Leafmine on Aspen - Hadleigh, Suffolk (21.x.2006) © A Prichard
Leafmine on Aspen - Hadleigh, Suffolk (21.x.2006) © A Prichard
Leafmine on Aspen - Hadleigh, Suffolk (21.x.2006) © A Prichard
 
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Double mines - both larvae can be seen - Hoxne, Suffolk (8.x.2011) © A Prichard