Nepticulidae

0022 (ABH4.075) Ectoedemia louisella, (Sircom, 1849)

KR00245

Larva feeding in samara
Larva feeding in samara
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Larva feeding in samara
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Mine in Field Maple seed
Mine in Field Maple seed
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


General Information

The larvae mine the leaves of Field Maple.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.

Wingspan: 5-8mm.
Foodplant(s): Field Maple (Acer campestre)
Flying: Two/three generations, April-May, July and September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Woodland and hedgerows.

Regional Information

Recorded in 53 (19.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 03 May to 09 August

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 09 June to 23 October

Similar Species
 Photo © Jonathan Newman
Ectoedemia sericopeza mine on Norway Maple seed
Ectoedemia sericopeza mine on Norway Maple seed
 Photo © Barry Dickerson