Ectoedemia albifasciella?

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Ectoedemia albifasciella?

Postby Tim_Ward on Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:11 pm

Another Oak leaf-miner from Tegg's Nose. This time it is a blotch mine on the underside of the leaf, with the early gallery following a vein out from the midrib. The larva is white with a very pale head.
I'd be grateful for confirmation that this is Ectoedemia albifasciella.
Thanks,
Tim
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Re: Ectoedemia albifasciella?

Postby stevehind on Sun Nov 08, 2020 5:49 pm

Hi Tim
I can see three Phyllonorycter mines on the underside photo, all left of the midrib but no Ectoedemia mine. Where exactly on the leaf is your mine ?
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Steve
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Re: Ectoedemia albifasciella?

Postby Tim_Ward on Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:16 pm

Hi Steve,
Thanks for looking at this. The mine in question is the one to the right of the other two blotch mines. The reason I thought it might be an Ectoedemia is because there appears to be a gallery mine along the midrib leading into the blotch; this gallery is obscured by the midrib and I couldn't get the camera to focus on it. But if it is a Phyllonorycter, I guess I won't be able to identify it?
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