Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Foodplant: Oak spp.
|Year first recorded||2004|
|Year last recorded||2014|
|Number of records||12|
|Number of individuals||27|
For the county, we have a total of 12 records from 9 sites. First recorded in 2004.
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.