Nepticulidae : Nepticulinae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  Ex mine on Fragaria vesca, Wyre Forest, Worcestershire, 7.9.20. emerged 11.5.21.

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Ectoedemia arcuatella
Strawberry Pigmy

(Herrich-Schäffer, 1855)30 / 4.096

Uncommon local resident.

Mines Fragaria vesca and Potentilla sterilis with larva feeding from August to October in a contorted gallery leading to a large blotch; larva with dark ventral spots when young.

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 10 (7%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2017.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 5mm
Flight: June / July
Foodplant:   Wild Strawberry, Barren Strawberry
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: -  Mine: L
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
21/10/20173VC37 - WorcestershireSO77 -
22/09/201720VC37 - WorcestershireSO77 -
17/10/201528VC40 - ShropshireSJ22 -
01/10/2015+VC37 - WorcestershireSO77 -
05/09/20152VC40 - ShropshireSJ22 -
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