Species Account

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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Very rare resident.

Local Record: Grade 4 adult, 3 leaf-mine   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun.

Forewing: 2-3mm.

Foodplant: Birch and hazel.

IMPORTANT - Please note that the maps and accounts are provisional, subject to change and further update.  The whole dataset still needs to go through the final verification process and it is likely that a very small number of records will not satisfy the present requirements and there are other records that have not been formally submitted.  The information is for guidance only.

Record breakdown:

Year first recorded19671967
Year last recorded20082008
Number of records36
Number of individuals510
Unique positions36
Unique locations36
Adult records00
Immature records24

For the region, we have a total of 6 records from 6 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1967.


0035 Ectoedemia minimella 02 on Betula
© Jenny Seawright
0035 Ectoedemia minimella 01 on Corylus
© Jenny Seawright

Species Account

Similar species: 0034 Ectoedemia occultella.

For further information refer UK Moths.
Most records are of leafmines. Refer leafmines.co.uk.

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