Nationally scarce (Nb) in marshes, water-meadows and other damp areas throughout most of the British Isles.
Variable species with dark head and more incomplete inner fascia that should separate it from E. atricomella and E. kilmunella. Female seldom seen.
Gen. Det. rerquired to confirm any specimens.
Leaf-mine: Long slender downward gallery mine from the leaf tip, up to 60cm long.
[MBGBI vol3 p372]
|Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required|
Recorded in 14 (19%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1920.
Last Recorded in 2021.