Nepticulidae : Nepticulinae
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Etainia louisella
Maple-seed Pigmy
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Etainia decentella
Sycamore-seed Pigmy

(Herrich-Schäffer, 1855)20 / 4.076
=Ectoedemia decentella
Norfolk status

Distinctive species. One of a few Nepticulidae that can be identified as adults by forewing markings.

Larvae mine sycamore seeds.

Recorded in 22 (30%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1991.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/09/2021127TG03 - Holt/Swanton Novers
09/09/2021127TG20 - Norwich
08/09/2021128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
18/07/2021128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
16/06/2021128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
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Wingspan: 5-8mm.
Flight: Two generations, June and August
Foodplant:   Sycamore.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Mine: A
 Immature Adult

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