Main: (Nepticulidae / Nepticulinae)
04.093 [B&F: 0026] Ectoedemia agrimoniae (Frey, 1858)

 

Notes: Rare (proposed as a future Red Data Book species) on chalk downland, dry pastures and calcareous grassland in south-eastern England, from the Isle of Wight to south Essex. In Hampshire restricted to a handful of sites, including Noar Hill and Portsdown Hill; very rare on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan male 5.2-6.4 mm, female 4.0-5.6 mm. Imago very similar to that of E. angulifasciella, from which separable only by dissection of the genitalia. Adults difficult to distinguish from other Ectoedemia species, and more frequently recorded in the larval stage, when mines are relatively easy to find where they are present. Larva mines leaves of Agrimony, over-wintering as a pupa.

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Phenology - Larval Records

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Record Density

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Detail records

SiteVCQtyDateStage
Botley Wood11010/11/1984Mine
Botley Wood11003/11/1990Mine
Horsea Island, Portsmouth11126/09/1985Mine
Horsea Island, Portsmouth11010/10/1985Mine
Noar Hill12013/10/2001Not recorded
Noar Hill12013/10/2001Larval
Portsdown11016/10/2001Mine
Portsdown11024/10/2003Mine
Portsdown11016/08/2012Mine
Portsdown11009/11/1986Mine
Portsdown11002/09/2010Mine
Portsdown11020/09/1986Mine
Portsdown11013/10/2001Mine
Shanklin (74/92/01)101501973Cocoon
Yarmouth10024/10/1989Larval
Yarmouth, IoW10024/10/1985Mine
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