Nepticulidae : Nepticulinae
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Immature stages

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Ectoedemia occultella
Large Birch Pigmy
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Ectoedemia minimella
Broken-barred Pigmy

(Zetterstedt, 1839)35 / 4.100
Norfolk status
Adults have blackish groundcolour with whitish fascia and eyecaps.

Larvae (leafmine) feed on Birch and Hazel.

Verification Grade Comment: Adults must be reared and/or Gen. Det. to confirm.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 18 (26%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1988.
Last Recorded in 2020.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
30/10/2020+27TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
22/10/2020+27TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
17/10/2020+27TG13 - Baconsthorpe
19/10/2019+27TM28 - Harleston
18/10/2019428TF80 - Swaffham
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Wingspan: 5-6 mm.
Flight: May and June
Foodplant:   Birch and Hazel.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: L
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