Nepticulidae : Nepticulinae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  To MV light. Devil's Spittleful NR, Worcestershire. July 16th 2013

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Etainia louisella
Maple-seed Pigmy
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Etainia decentella
Sycamore-seed Pigmy

(Herrich-Schäffer, 1855)20 / 4.076
=Ectoedemia decentella

Uncommon resident.

On Acer pseudoplatanus with July larva feeding in the seeds and the autumn larvae most probably overwintering in a flower-bud or leaf-bud as E. sericopeza and E. louisella.
Adult moths often rest on trunk and come to light.

Recorded in 21 (15%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1950.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 5-8mm
Flight: Two generations, May / June and July to early September
Foodplant:   Sycamore
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Mine: A
Etainia louisella  |  Fomoria weaveri >
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
15/09/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSP18
08/08/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO98
17/07/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSP06
26/06/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSP07
25/06/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ91
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