Lep:Nepticulidae
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4.074 Ectoedemia sericopeza (Zeller, 1839)
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mine in samara

Food Plant: Acer platanoides (Norway Maple)

Egg: On leaf-stalk in summer; on samara in spring

Mine: June, September - May

Notes: In June mines the wing of a samara, mining into the seed with a short gallery. The cocoon is formed on the samara, which often falls to the ground. The second generation mine the petiole initially then the flower bud and forms a cocoon on this. Both generations may form cocoons on the tree trunk.

National Status: Nationally Scarce A

Bradley No: 21

Data: 09.x.2006, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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