The Moths of Suffolk
30 Ectoedemia arcuatella, (Herrich-Schäffer, 1855)

Local Status : Non-Suffolk species

National Status : Nationally Scarce A

Habitats : Chalk downland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to July

Larval foodplants : Wild Strawberry (Fragaria vesca) and Barren Strawberry (Potentilla sterilis), mining the leaves

Wingspan details : Wingspan 5mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultEctoedemia atricollis
Ectoedemia rubivora
    Leaf-mineStigmella aurella
Stigmella splendidissimella
Stigmella aeneofasciella

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Mines found in Wild strawberry - first Norfolk record - Narborough railway reserve, Norfolk (15.x.2016) © Neil Sherman