The Moths of Suffolk
35 Ectoedemia minimella, (Zetterstedt, 1839)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Birch woodland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to June

Larval foodplants : Birch (Betula), mining the stem and leaves

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed

Wingspan details : Wingspan 5mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultEctoedemia occultella
    Leaf-mineEctoedemia occultella

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

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Leafmine in Silver Birch - Beccles, Suffolk (15.x.2004) © A Prichard

Leaf-mine occurrence
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Mine on birch (Betula) - Ipswich, Suffolk (14.x.2010) © A Prichard