The Moths of Suffolk
38 Ectoedemia subbimaculella, (Haworth, 1828)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and abundant

Habitats : Where the foodplant occurs

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to July

Larval foodplants : Oak (Quercus), mining the leaves

Morley's Final Catalogue : Found at Ipswich about 1900 (Pyett); in profusion on oak-trunks at Tuddenham before 1890 (Warren).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 5-6mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultEctoedemia albifasciella
Ectoedemia heringi
    Leaf-mineEctoedemia albifasciella
Ectoedemia heringi

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

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Leafmine on oak - Hinderclay, Suffolk (23.x.2006) © A Prichard

Flight chart
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Leaf-mine occurrence
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Leafmine on oak - Hinderclay, Suffolk (23.x.2006) © A Prichard
Leafmine on oak - Hinderclay, Suffolk (23.x.2006) © A Prichard