Nepticulidae

0038 (ABH4.090) Ectoedemia subbimaculella, (Haworth, 1828)

KR00292

The moth
The moth
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
The moth
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Leaf mine on Oak
Leaf mine on Oak
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Leaf mine on Oak showing slit in underside of mine
Leaf mine on Oak showing slit in underside of mine
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


General Information

This is a distinctive moth with two creamy spots and basal patch on a violet-tinged blackish forewing.

 

The larvae mine oak leaves creating a triangular blotch. They can often be found in fallen leaves where the presence of the mine creates a 'green island'.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.

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

Regional Information

Recorded in 186 (68.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in November 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 01 June to 22 August

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 28 July to 12 December

Similar Species
leaf mine on Oak
leaf mine on Oak
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Leaf mine on Oak
Leaf mine on Oak
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


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