Ectoedemia atricollis

    Alt Name
    Pinch-barred Pigmy

    Wingspan 5 to 6 mm.

    Identification difficulty

    Adult Leafmine

    ID guidance

    Leafmine occurs mainly on Hawthorn and Apple.


    Areas where the larval foodplants are present.

    When to see it

    The adult moths emerge in a single generation in June.

    Life History

    The larvae of this species form mines on Hawthorn, Apple, Pear and Wild Cherry. Initially, the larvae form galleries along the edge of the leaf, leading to the development of large blotches on the leaf margin.

    UK Status

    Widespread throughout England and Wales. 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).

    4.095 BF29

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    Map key:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)

    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records

    • RED = 2020+
    • DARK BLUE = 2015-2019
    • LIGHT BLUE = pre 2015


    UK Map