Nepticulidae

0037 (ABH4.089) Ectoedemia albifasciella, (Heinemann, 1871)

KR00288

leaf mine on Oak
leaf mine on Oak
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
leaf mine on Oak
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Leaf mine on Oak
Leaf mine on Oak
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


General Information

This moth has dark brownish wings with a broken creamy fascia.

 

The larvae form an initially squarish pale green blotch mine with frass along one side.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.

Wingspan: 5-6 mm.
Foodplant(s): oaks (Quercus spp.)
Flying: One generation, June
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 177 (65.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 09 May to 17 October

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 07 August to 26 November

Similar Species
The moth
The moth
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Leaf mine on Oak
Leaf mine on Oak
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Colours:
White, Green, Brown