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Species Ectoedemia sericopeza - Norway Maple Seedminer - Hodges#0038

Micromoth with yellow facial tufts - Ectoedemia sericopeza Moth 230806  - Ectoedemia sericopeza moth - Ectoedemia sericopeza Ectoedemia sericopeza A Micro Moth - Ectoedemia sericopeza Norway Maple Seedminer - Ectoedemia sericopeza Ectoedemia sericopeza 0038 - Ectoedemia sericopeza Ectoedemia sp. - Ectoedemia sericopeza
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Nepticuloidea (Pygmy Leafmining Moths)
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 (1)
Larva: Pale yellow (1)
Present in North America, where it has been recorded from Delaware, Massachusetts, Ontario and Quebec. (1)
Acer platanoides (1)
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. (see BugTracks reference)
The mine of first generation larvae consists of a short, superficial corridor, leading towards the seed, that is eaten out. Larvae of the second generation make a short mine in the bark of a petiole, and from there penetrates a bud that is consumed from the inside out. (1)
Introduced from Europe.
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – images of live and pinned adults (2)
BOLD Systems - images of DNA supported specimens (3)
Wikipedia - brief description (1)
BugTracks (life cycle photos)