The Moths of Suffolk
21 Ectoedemia sericopeza, (Zeller, 1839)

National Status : Nationally Scarce A

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare, but probably over-looked

Habitats : Plantations of the foodplant

Flight Period : Double-brooded; May and August

Larval foodplants : Norway Maple (Acer platanoides), mining the keys

Records : Bury St Edmunds (A Prichard, 29.ix.2002), Tattingstone (A Prichard, 27.vi.2005 & 6.viii.2005), Thorpeness (A Prichard, 29.ix.2007)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed

Wingspan details : Wingspan 6-8mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultEctoedemia decentella
Ectoedemia louisella

Compare confusion species
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Leaf-mine in key of Norway Maple - Thorpeness, Suffolk (29.ix.2007) © A Prichard

Leaf-mine occurrence
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Leafmine in Norway Maple key - Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (29.ix.2002) © A Prichard
Leaf-mine in key of Norway Maple - Thorpeness, Suffolk (29.ix.2007) © A Prichard