The Moths of Suffolk
41 Ectoedemia atrifrontella, (Stainton, 1851)

National Status : Unknown

Local Status : Uncertain, recent discovery (SMP Status 3)

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to September

Larval foodplants : Oak (Quercus), mining the young green bark

Wingspan details : Wingspan 7-9mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Confirmed by dissection. First county record. - Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2008) © Neil Sherman

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Confirmed by dissection. First county record. - Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2008) © Neil Sherman
Mine - found in bark of twig on epicormic growth on Oak tree - Ipswich, Suffolk (21.i.2016) © Neil Sherman
Mine - found in bark of twig on epicormic growth on Oak tree - Ipswich, Suffolk (21.i.2016) © Neil Sherman