The Moths of Suffolk
124 Tischeria dodonaea, Stainton, 1858

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June

Larval foodplants : Oak (Quercus) and Sweet Chestnut (Castanea sativa), mining the leaves

Records : Eyke (A Prichard, 10.x.2002), Brandon (A Prichard, 19.x.2002), Ipswich Golf Course (N Sherman, 17.xi.2004), Walberswick (A Prichard, 4.xi.2006), Purdis Heath (A Prichard, 23.x.2011)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Bred at Bentley and Ipswich in 1930-5 (Whittingham).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 6-7mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultOpostega spatulellaTischeria ekebladella
Emmetia margineaEmmetia guanacella
Emmetia angusticolellaEmmetia angusticolella
    Leaf-mineTischeria ekebladella

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

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Leafmine on Sweet Chestnut - Brandon, Suffolk (19.x.2002) © 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
Leafmine on oak - Rendlesham, Suffolk (10.x.2002) © A Prichard
Leafmine on Sweet Chestnut - Brandon, Suffolk (19.x.2002) © A Prichard