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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 3 adult, 2 leaf-mine   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-mid Jun.

Forewing: 2.5-3.5mm.

Foodplant: Birch.

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 recorded188519931885
Year last recorded201020092010
Number of records25560
Number of individuals30264
Unique positions17544
Unique locations20448
Adult records102
Immature records14436

For the region, we have a total of 60 records from 48 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


0034 Ectoedemia occultella 02 leafmine on Betula
© Jenny Seawright
0034 Ectoedemia occultella 01 leafmine on Betula
© Jenny Seawright

Species Account

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

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