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04.090 (BF38)

Spotted Black Pigmy   

Ectoedemia subbimaculella
Leaf Mine: L
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Adults often rest on tree trunks.


The mine has a slit in the lower epidermis to allow the frass to fall out (occasionally the slit is absent).

Life cycle

Mines: October-November.  Adults: June-July.

Larval foodplants

Oak species.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was of leaf mines found on Quercus at Langholm, Dumfriesshire, on 11th October 1952 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton, who the next day found the first for Kirkcudbrightshire that was also of leaf-mines found on Quercus at Caulkerbush on 12th October 1952.

14 record(s) from 5 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2022 2022

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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