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National Status: Local

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

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Forewing:

Foodplant: Oak spp.

Regional breakdown:

 VC63
Year first recorded2004
Year last recorded2014
Number of records12
Number of individuals27
Unique positions10
Unique locations9
Adult records0
Immature records12

For the county, we have a total of 12 records from 9 sites. First recorded in 2004.
 

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Species Account


Similar species: 0038 Ectoedemia subbimaculella.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989:
VC61. Shown as occurring on map 36 in MBGBI 1.

Argus 47, 2004:
VC63. Potteric Car NR, mines on oak 2003, reared 7.5.2004 (RIH). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

2013 (CHF):This species is probably more common than the records suggest. Mines are easily confused with Ectoedemia albifasciella but the larvae has a dark brown head compared to the pale brown of albifasciella. The egg is laid on the upperside of the leaf, next to a vein. The mine begins as a narrow corridor with a broad frass line, running along a vein. Generally the corridor runs along the midrib, or along a lateral vein. In the latter case the direction usually is towards the midrib. The corridor abruptly widens into a blotch, containing much frass, laying against the midrib.
 

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