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Ectoedemia erythrogenella
Coast Bramble Pigmy

(Joannis, 1908)32 / 4.092

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed. Nepticulids were not well studied and only 21 species listed.

Recent Status: Rarely recorded in Suffolk.

Life Style: The moth is on the wing March to September. Oviposition occurs close to a vein on the upper surface of Rubus fruticosa. The larvae feed through into winter when they pupate in a cocoon on the plant.

Identification: This species has a coastal distribution in Britain. The moth is a small species with a dull orange head tuft and collar and a paler scape. There are opposing white costal and dorsal spots that may join into a fascia. The moth can be identified by breeding out from a mine or by genitalia dissection. Information on the genitalia is available in a publication by Erik J. van Nieukerken, Tijdschrift voor entomologie 128 1985 1–164 available from Biodiversity Heritage
The larva creates a narrow gallery alongside a vein before they feed a blotch. The blotch is characterised by becoming a purplish crimson colour. More Info

Recorded in 7 (12%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2004.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/10/2020+25TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
19/01/2020+25TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
11/01/2019+25TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
03/11/2018+25TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
03/11/2018+25TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
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Wingspan: 4-5mm
Foodplant:   Bramble
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Mine: A
 Immature Adult
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Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2020. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2020. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2020
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