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4.075 Etainia louisella (Sircom, 1849)
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the mine is in the right side of the samara

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 leading to this in the right hand side of the samara. Formerly Ectoedemia louisella.

National Status: Local

Bradley No: 22

Data: 18.ix.2005, Dogmersfield, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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