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Ectoedemia minimella
Broken-barred Pigmy
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Ectoedemia occultella
Large Birch Pigmy

(Linnaeus, 1767)34 / 4.099
Norfolk status
Widespread.
Birch woodland and other areas foodplant found.

Adults have blackish groundcolour with whitish fascia and eyecaps.

The larvae form a distinctive leafmine cosisting of a larger pale blotch with a darker central circle. Sometimes several mines in one leaf.

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 46 (67%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Determination
Ectoedemia occultella, Hickling - Slide 1640 (J Clifton)
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
20/11/2020+28TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
30/10/2020+27TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
28/10/2020+28TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
22/10/2020+27TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
18/10/2020+27TM39 - Loddon/Ditchingham
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Wingspan: 5-7 mm.
Flight: May to July
Foodplant:   Larvae mine the leaves of birch.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: -  Mine: L
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