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Species Etainia sericopeza - Norway Maple Seedminer - Hodges#0038

Moth 230809 - Etainia sericopeza small moth - Etainia sericopeza Ectoedemia sericopeza - Etainia sericopeza A Micro Moth - Etainia sericopeza Norway Maple Seedminer - Etainia sericopeza Norway Maple Seedminer NJ August - Etainia sericopeza Etainia sericopeza Nepticulidae: Etainia sericopeza? - Etainia 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
Genus 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 (Zeller, 1839)
Stigmella sericopeza (Zeller, 1839)
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)