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4.075 ~ 0022 ~ Ectoedemia louisella
UK Status

Chiefly occurs in the south and south-east of England.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded at Aberbechan in the east of the county in 2020.

Wingspan :   M & F 5-8mm

Confusion species

Care should be taken, as this species is very similar some others.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine+)

Habitat

Wherever the foodplant is found.

Foodplant

Field Maple.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on the wing of the seed. Larva forms an irregular gallery into the seed. Pupa: Cocoon pinkish brown.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by JP/MTT, 6th May 2020, Aberbechan
Leaf mine on Field Maple