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Ectoedemia occultella (Linnaeus, 1767)

(Large Birch Pigmy)
4.0990 (B&F: 34)

»Suborder: Glossata
 »Superfamily: Nepticuloidea
  »Family: Nepticulidae
   »Subfamily: Nepticulinae
    »Tribe: Trifurculini

Synonym(s):

Ectoedemia mediofasciella (Haworth, 1828)
Ectoedemia argentipedella (Zeller, 1839)

Status and ecology:

National Status: Common

A resident species. Larvae are often fairly common to common amongst deciduous woodland in the far west of West Sussex; apparently rare in East Sussex. Single brooded, flying mainly during May and June. Larvae feed on silver and downy birch. (Pratt, 2011)

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Stanley Common, 14 x 2012 Photo: Tony Davis

Ectoedemia occultella (Linnaeus, 1767)

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