The Moths of Suffolk
20 Ectoedemia decentella, (Herrich-Schäffer, 1855)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare, but probably over-looked

Flight Period : Double-brooded; June and August

Larval foodplants : Sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus), mining the keys and buds

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed

Comments : A nepticulid that can be easily identified as an adult and is regularly recorded at some trap sites across the county. There are no larval records in the database.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 5mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultEctoedemia sericopeza
Ectoedemia louisella

Compare confusion species
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Eye, Suffolk (19.vi.2006) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (v.2007) © Neil Sherman