Ectoedemia quinquella

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Ectoedemia quinquella
Ectoedemia quinquella male.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nepticulidae
Genus: Ectoedemia
Species: E. quinquella
Binomial name
Ectoedemia quinquella
(Bedell, 1848)
Synonyms
  • Microsetia quinquella Bedell, 1848

Ectoedemia quinquella is a moth of the Nepticulidae family. It is found from Great Britain and France to Italy, Bulgaria and Greece.

The wingspan is 4.2-5.6 mm. Adults are on wing in the second half of June and early July. There is one generation per year.

The larvae feed on Quercus petraea, Quercus pubescens and Quercus robur. They mine the leaves of their host plant. The mine consists of a strongly contorted corridor. There are often multiple mines in a single leaf. Pupation takes place outside of the mine.

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