Nepticulidae : Nepticulinae
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Photo © Ian Barton,  Lynford Arboretum ex mine 28/07/2013. New for Norfolk.

Immature stages

Similar Norfolk Species
Ectoedemia decentella
Sycamore-seed Pigmy
Ectoedemia louisella
Maple-seed Pigmy
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Ectoedemia sericopeza
Norway-maple Pigmy

(Zeller, 1839)21 / 4.074
Norfolk status
A rare species, only found in parts of south-east England. Some recent Suffolk records.

Leaf-mine: In wing of samara, mines into the seed with a short gallery.

New for Norfolk in 2013, mines found in samaras from Norway maple at Lynford Arboretum, with an adult hatching in August. (I. Barton, K. Rosewarne)

New for East Norfolk VC27 at Buckenham Carrs in 2017 (S. Wright, 24/06/2017)

The adult moths of Ectoedemia sericopeza and Ectoedemia louisella are very similar and difficult to reliably determine when not bred from foodplant.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 11 (16%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2013.
Last Recorded in 2019.
Additional Stats

Bohemannia quadrimaculella  |  Ectoedemia louisella >

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/10/2019+27TG03 - Holt/Swanton Novers
21/08/2019+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
16/07/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
26/09/2018128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
19/09/2018128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
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Wingspan: 6-8mm
Season: May and Aug
Foodplant:   Norway Maple (mining the keys )
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: A
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