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Ectoedemia occultella (Linnaeus, 1767)

Large Birch Pigmy
4.0990 (B&F: 34)

Synonym(s):
Ectoedemia mediofasciella (Haworth, 1828)
Ectoedemia argentipedella (Zeller, 1839)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Nepticuloidea
    »Family: Nepticulidae
      »Subfamily: Nepticulinae
        »Tribe: Trifurculini

Common

A resident species. Larvae are often fairly common to common amongst deciduous woodland in the far west of West Sussex; apparently rare in East Sussex. Single brooded, flying mainly during May and June. Larvae feed on silver and downy birch. (Pratt, 2011)

Ectoedemia occultella (Linnaeus, 1767)
mine on Downy Birch
Stanley Common, 14 x 2012
Photo: Tony Davis

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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