Nepticulidae : Nepticulinae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  The Cwm, Breconshire VC. On Betula. July 28th 2019

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Ectoedemia occultella
Large Birch Pigmy
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Ectoedemia minimella
Broken-barred Pigmy

(Zetterstedt, 1839)35 / 4.100

Uncommon local resident.

Mines the leaves of Betula spp. and occasionally Corylus with larva feeding in July to September. In a small blotch with the early contorted gallery in one corner.

Mine: Either the leaf or a good photograph required

Recorded in 17 (12%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 5-6mm
Flight: May and June
Foodplant:   Birch and Hazel
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: -  Mine: L
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
30/07/20191VC40 - ShropshireSJ23 -
07/06/20182VC37 - WorcestershireSO98
13/05/20181VC37 - WorcestershireSO95
22/10/20175VC37 - WorcestershireSP07 -
22/09/20131VC39 - StaffordshireSJ95 -
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