Ectoedemia occultella

Family: Nepticulidae

34     *     Ectoedemia occultella

Identification needs confirming
Photographs: Leaf mine on Birch (Betula). August 2011

Wingspan: 5-7mm
Flight time: May-July

Food plant: Birch (Betula)
Mine: August-October
Egg on lower surface. The mine is an often roundish, upper surface blotch with a conspicuous dark centre. Pale edges to the blotch develop later. There is no preceeding corridor.

Ectoedemia occultella

Ectoedemia occultella

Ectoedemia occultella
Leaf mine on Birch, Betula. Glengarriff, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. August 2011

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