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Ectoedemia atricollis
Pinch-barred Pigmy
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Ectoedemia angulifasciella
Bent-barred Pigmy

(Stainton, 1849)28 / 4.094

Morley’s Final Catalogue: An abundant kind among roses. Assington Thicks in early June 1899, and frequent in Monks Soham garden in August (Morley); Hacheston (Harker).

Recent Status: A common species in Suffolk.

Life Style: A single brooded species. The adults occur in July. Oviposition takes place on the underside of a leaf close to the main vein on Rosa species, Sanguisorba species and Filipendula vulgaris. The larvae mine the leaves and leave the mine to pupate in a cocoon on the ground where they overwinter.

Identification: The adult moth has an orange head tuft and collar. The wings are black with white cilia and a white fascia formed from a long slightly oblique costal mark reaching a large dorsal spot. The moth can be identified by breeding out from a mine or by genitalia dissection. The larvae mine on the underside of a leaf creating a wide contorted gallery that can become a blotch leaving a trail of frass. More Info

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 41 (71%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1899.
Last Recorded in 2018.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/09/2018125TM47 - Blythburgh/Dunwich
22/10/2017+25TM47 - Blythburgh/Dunwich
11/10/2014+26TM07 - Thelnetham/Redgrave
27/10/2013+25TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
19/10/2013+26TL85 - Brockley/Alpheton
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Wingspan: 5-6 mm.
Flight: July
Foodplant:   Rose and Burnet Rose.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: -  Mine: L
 Immature Adult
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