Tischeriidae

0123 (ABH10.001) Tischeria ekebladella, (Bjerkander, 1795)

KR00440

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


General Information

This moth has a golden brown/yellow forewing which is darker at the wing tips.

 

The larvae produce a flat, whitish blotch mine on the upper side of a leaf. There are often several mines to one leaf.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.

Wingspan: 8-11 mm.
Foodplant(s): oaks (Quercus spp.), Sweet Chestnut (Castanea sativa)
Flying: One generation, June
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 156 (57.8%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in November 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 27 May to 17 October

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 12 August to 03 December

Similar Species
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Mines on Rose
Mines on Rose
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


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