Lep:Nepticulidae
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4.075 Ectoedemia louisella (Sircom, 1849)
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the cocoon here is in the centre of the keys

 

Food Plant: Acer campestre (Field Maple)

Egg: on the wing of a samara

Mine: June, August - September, October

Notes: The larva feeds on buds in the spring. In the Summer it feeds on seeds and the gallery can be seen in a samara. The summer generation cocoon is formed on the samara (as shown) or a leaf. The autumn generation hibernates and forms a cocoon on the trunk.

Data: 16.vii.2006, Darenth, W. Kent, VC16, John Langmaid.

Image:© Ian Thirlwell

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