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Ectoedemia albifasciella
White-banded Pigmy (Heinemann, 1871)
Nepticulidae: Nepticulinae
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Photo © Rob Lee,  22/06/15, Cromer

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Wingspan: 5-6 mm.
Flight: June
Foodplant:   Oak.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: L
Norfolk Status
Adults have dark brownish wings with a broken creamy fascia.

Larvae form a squarish pale green, at first, blotch with the frass (larval droppings) along one side.
Leaf-mine: Aug-Oct.

Verification Grade Comment: Adults must be reared and/or Gen. Det. to confirm.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 49 (66%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1988.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/09/2021+28TF61 - S.Lynn/Tottenhill
30/08/2021+28TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
13/11/2020+28TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
28/10/2020127TM39 - Loddon/Ditchingham
22/10/2020+27TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
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