00307 Ectoedemia occultella (=argentipedella), (Linnaeus, 1767)

BF0034 (ABH4.099)


General Information

This moth has a blackish ground colour with a whitish fascia and whitish eyecaps.


The larvae form a distinctive leafmine consisting of a larger pale blotch with a darker central circle. There are sometimes several mines in one leaf.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.

Wingspan: 5-7 mm.
Foodplant(s): birches (Betula spp.)
Flying: One generation, May-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Birch woodland and other areas where the foodplant is found.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species

Larva Type:
Grey, Black, Green, Brown