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4.089 Ectoedemia albifasciella (Heinemann, 1871)
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a squarish blotch is formed

Food Plant: Quercus (Oak)

Egg: Upper surface of the leaf

Mine: August - October

Notes: A fine gallery leading to squarish blotch. Larva white with green gut-line, head pale brown (as shown). The larvae of E.albifasciella have a row of ventral spots (which are not found in E.heringi or E.subbimaculella). These fall off independently, usually before the fourth or final instar.

National Status: Common

Bradley No: 37

Data: Lancashire

Image:© Ian Kimber

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