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Species Ectoedemia sericopeza - Norway Maple Seedminer - Hodges#0038

Moth 230809 - Ectoedemia sericopeza small moth - Ectoedemia sericopeza Nepticulid - Ectoedemia sericopeza A Micro Moth - Ectoedemia sericopeza Norway Maple Seedminer - Ectoedemia sericopeza Norway Maple Seedminer - Ectoedemia sericopeza Tiny Moth - Ectoedemia sericopeza Norway Maple Seedminer  - Ectoedemia sericopeza
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
No Taxon (Moths)
Superfamily Nepticuloidea
Family Nepticulidae
Subfamily Nepticulinae
Tribe Trifurculini
Genus Ectoedemia
No Taxon (Subgenus Etainia)
Species sericopeza (Norway Maple Seedminer - Hodges#0038)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ectoedemia sericopeza (Zeller, 1839)
Lyonetia sericopeza Zeller, 1839
Etainia sericopeza
Stigmella sericopeza
Nepticula acerella Goureau, 1860
Tinea maryella Duponchel, 1843
Oecophora sericopezella Duponchel, 1843
* phylogenetic sequence #001050
wingspan 6–9 mm
Larva, pale yellow.
Acer platanoides
Life Cycle
First generation larvae (May to August) makes a mine on the samara, leading to the seed. Feeds on the seed. Second generation emerges in August, feeds on petiole near bud, penetrates it and feeds on it, emerges next May.
Introduced from Europe.
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