Lep:Nepticulidae
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4.079 Ectoedemia atrifrontella (Stainton, 1851)
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the bark is mined

 

Food Plant: Quercus (Oak)

Egg: On bark

Mine: Can be found all year, with fully grown larvae late May and June

Notes: Mines in the young green bark of oaks. E.longicaudella, which makes similar bark mines, was recently discovered. The moths must be bred through to identify - the mine above is possibly this species.

National Status: Unknown

Bradley No: 41

Data: 2002, John Langmaid & Ian Thirlwell

Image:© Ian Thirlwell

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