The Moths of Suffolk
27 Ectoedemia spinosella, (Joannis, 1908)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local in areas not far from the coast

Habitats : Hedgerows, woodland edges and scrub in coastal areas

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June

Larval foodplants : Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), mining the leaves

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed

Wingspan details : Wingspan 3-4mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultEctoedemia angulifasciella
Ectoedemia atricollis
Ectoedemia arcuatella
Ectoedemia rubivora
    Leaf-mineStigmella plagicolella

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

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Thorpeness, Suffolk (12.ix.2010) © A Prichard

Leaf-mine occurrence
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Thorpeness, Suffolk (12.ix.2010) © A Prichard
Thorpeness, Suffolk (12.ix.2010) © A Prichard
Leafmine on Blackthorn - Melton, Suffolk (20.x.2006) © A Prichard
 
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Leafmine on Blackthorn - Melton, Suffolk (20.x.2006) © A Prichard
Leafmine on Blackthorn - Melton, Suffolk (20.x.2006) © A Prichard
Leafmine on Blackthorn - Melton, Suffolk (20.x.2006) © A Prichard