Lep:Nepticulidae
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4.074 Ectoedemia sericopeza (Zeller, 1839)
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cocoon and exuvise
cocoon and exuviae

 

Food Plant: Acer platanoides (Norway Maple)

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

Mine: June, September - May

Notes: In wing of samara, mines into the seed with a short gallery. The cocoons and exuviae are shown. Note the variability of colour.

Data: 05.vii.2009, Ely, Cambs, VC29 (top photo): ex mine, 28.vii,2013, Lynford Arboretum, Norfolk, VC28 (bottom photo)

Image:© Ian Barton

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