The Moths of Suffolk
36 Ectoedemia quinquella, (Bedell, 1848)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Woodland containing oak

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to July

Larval foodplants : Oak (Quercus), mining the leaves

Morley's Final Catalogue : A scarce species, tunnelling galleries in oak-leaves. Flixton near Bungay (Crutwell).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 5-6mm

Identification

Confusion species
    Leaf-mineStigmella atricapitella
Stigmella ruficapitella
Stigmella roborella
Stigmella svenssoni

Compare confusion species
    Leaf-mine

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Mine on oak - Lower Hollesley Common, Suffolk (18.xi.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 oak - Rendlesham, Suffolk (10.x.2002) © A Prichard
Mine on oak - Lower Hollesley Common, Suffolk (18.xi.2006) © A Prichard
Mine on oak - Lower Hollesley Common, Suffolk (18.xi.2006) © A Prichard