Ectoedemia angulifasciella

    Alt Name
    Bent-barred Pigmy
    Description

    Wingspan 5 to 6 mm.

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    Habitat

    Gardens, parks and other areas where the larval foodplants occur.

    When to see it

    The adults fly during July and the mines can be found from September to November.

    Life History

    The larva creates a mine in a Rose (Rosa) leaf, beginning as a contorted gallery filled with brownish frass and then widening into a blotch with central or dispersed blackish frass. The young larva itself has a chain of dark spots on the abdomen. In later instars, these spots become smaller and less noticeable, and the green gut can be seen.

    UK Status

    A locally common species occurring in England, Wales and southern Scotland. In the Butterfly Conservation's Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = C (very scarce resident or rare migrant).

    Reference
    4.094 BF28

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map