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

Immature stages

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

(Zeller, 1839)21 / 4.074
=Ectoedemia sericopeza
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 Etainia sericopeza and E. louisella are very similar and difficult to reliably determine when not bred from foodplant.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 17 (25%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2013.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/09/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
22/08/2020128TL98 - Brettenham/Harling
15/08/2020427TG01 - Lyng/N.Tuddenham
09/08/2020227TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
07/08/2020127TG14 - Sheringham
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Wingspan: 6-8mm
Flight: May and Aug
Foodplant:   Norway Maple (mining the keys )
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Mine: A
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