The Moths of Suffolk
31 Ectoedemia rubivora, (Wocke, 1860)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Woodland rides, riverbanks

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late June to July

Larval foodplants : Dewberry (Rubus caesius) and to a lesser extent other species of Rubus, mining the leaves

Records : Bradfield Woods (A Prichard, 20.x.2002, 9.x.2004 & 28.x.2006), Culford (A Prichard, 4.xi.2003), Capel St Mary (A Prichard, 28.x.2001), Marlesford (A Prichard, 26.x.2005)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed

Wingspan details : Wingspan 5-6mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultEctoedemia arcuatella
    Leaf-mineEctoedemia erythrogenella
Stigmella aurella

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

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Leafmine on dewberry - Bradfield Woods, Suffolk (28.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 bramble - Marlesford, Suffolk (19.x.2002) © A Prichard
Leafmine on bramble - Marlesford, Suffolk (19.x.2002) © A Prichard
Leafmine on dewberry - Bradfield Woods, Suffolk (28.x.2006) © A Prichard
 
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Leafmine on dewberry - Bradfield Woods, Suffolk (28.x.2006) © A Prichard