Main: (Nepticulidae / Nepticulinae)
04.079 [B&F: 0041] Ectoedemia atrifrontella (Stainton, 1851)


Status and distribution insufficiently known. Found in woodland in south-eastern England from Kent to Wiltshire and Dorset. First recorded in Hampshire in 1976, subsequently found at Ashurst and Botley Wood, but remaining very uncommon elsewhere in the county and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan male 6.5-7.4 mm, female 7.2-8.5 mm. The speckled imago is distinctive with white thorax, black head and snow-white eye-caps, but more frequently recorded in the larval stage, when mines are relatively easy to find where they are present. Larva mines bark of Oak.

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Distribution Map

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Detail records

VC8 Wiltshire (Hants county)
West Park (SU11)13-Oct-2001-Green, DGLarval
VC10 Isle of Wight
Newtown Harbour (SZ49)1977-Emmet, AM-
Lock's Copse (SZ49)18-Sep-1977-Pelham-Clinton, ECLarval
Newtown Ranges (SZ49)18-Sep-1977-Emmet, AMLarval
Newtown Ranges (SZ49)18-Sep-1977-Emmet, AM; Pelham-Clinton, EC; Bradley, JD; Uffen, RWJMine (vacated)
Yarmouth (SZ38)08-Oct-2006-Langmaid, JRMine
Firestone Copse (SZ59)19-May-2014-Langmaid, JR; Young, MR; Young, JE; Biggs, DTMine
VC11 South Hampshire
Botley Wood (SU51)1980-Langmaid, JR-
Botley Wood (SU51)14-Apr-1985oneLangmaid, JRLarval
West Walk, Wickham (SU51)29-Jan-1994-Langmaid, JR; Heckford, RJMine
Botley Wood (SU50)30-May-1994oneLangmaid, JR; Emmet, AMMine
Denmead (SU61)08-Feb-1997-Langmaid, JR; Thirlwell, IRMine
Roydon Common (SU30)1999-Budd, PA-
Roydon Woods NR (SU30)1999-Budd, PA-
Havant Thicket (SU71)09-Oct-1999oneLangmaid, JR; Thirlwell, IR; Elliott, BMine
Roydon Woods HWT Reserve (SU30)11-Oct-1999-Budd, PACase
Roydon Woods HWT Reserve (SU30)28-Oct-1999-Budd, PALarval
Hamble Common (SU40)03-Nov-1999-Budd, PALarval
Wickham Common (SU51)08-Apr-2000-Langmaid, JR; Dickson, RJ; Thirlwell, IRAdult
Wickham Common (SU51)08-Apr-2000-Langmaid, JR; Dickson, RJ; Thirlwell, IRMine
Swanwick HWT NR (SU50)07-Jul-2001-Langmaid, JR; Thirlwell, IRMine
Botley Wood (SU50)23-Jul-2004oneDickson, RJAdult
Botley Wood (SU50)21-Sep-2007twoDickson, RJAdult
North Whiteley (SU51)22-Sep-2009oneWalker, THAdult
Botley Wood (SU51)20-Sep-2019oneDickson, RJAdult
VC12 North Hampshire
Yateley Common (SU85)26-Mar-1993oneLangmaid, JR; Goater, BMine

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