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National Status: Nationally Scarce A

Local Status: Very rare and very local.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time:


Foodplant: Wild strawberry, Barren strawberry.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded18681883
Year last recorded20121883
Number of records21
Number of individuals00
Unique positions21
Unique locations21
Adult records11
Immature records10

For the county, we have a total of 3 records from 3 sites. First recorded in 1868.


04.096 Ectoedemia arcuatella 04 mine on wild strawberry
© Andy Nunn
04.096 Ectoedemia arcuatella 03 mine on wild strawberry
© Andy Nunn
04.096 Ectoedemia arcuatella 02 leaf mines on Fragaria vesca
© Charles Fletcher, 25 Oct 2012
04.096 Ectoedemia arcuatella 01 mine on Fragaria vesca
© Charles Fletcher, 25 Oct 2012

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Local and rare.

2012 (CHF): Porritt mentioned two records of this moth; Wilkinson in 1868 (abundant at "Scarborough" ie somewhere in the Scarborough area) and Sang some time before 1883 in the Richmond area. It was refound as larval mines on wild strawberry Fragaria vesca in Dalby Forest on 25.10.2012. The mines show the typical contorted early gallery which some describe as "intestine-like", with reddish coiled frass. this leads to a large blotch which often envelopes and obscures the earlier mine. It is said to feed on both wild and barren strawberry and possibly other potentilla species.

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