Lep:Nepticulidae
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4.096 Ectoedemia arcuatella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1855)
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gallery leads to a blotch

 

Food Plant: Fragaria (Strawberry), Potentilla sterilis (Barren Strawberry).

Egg: Lower surface of the leaf

Mine: August - October

Notes: A contorted gallery with brown coiled frass which later becomes a blotch with dispersed frass. Larva yellowish-white with green gut-line. Mine illustrated on Wild Strawberry (F.vesca) and is the first record for Oxfordshire.

Data: 29.viii.2020, Aston Rowant, Oxon., VC23

Image:© Will Langdon

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