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Etainia sericopeza (Zeller, 1839) Species

Last modified: Feb. 24, 2023, 5:08 p.m.

A rare species in Belgium. More than likely that the species is underrecorded due to the difficult search for mines in the fruits of his food plant.


Family: Nepticulidae > Genus: Etainia > Species: Etainia sericopeza
Vernacular names
Noorse-esdoornvruchtmineermot (NL), Norway-maple Pigmy (EN)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1870a. Communication à l'Assemblée mensuelle du 8 mai 1870. — Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 13: xxv–xxviii. On page xxxiv. view page




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


The egg is laid on a wing of the fruits of Acer platanoides.

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The larva mines on a leaf-stalk in spring and on the wing of the fruits of Acer platanoides in summer. The monophagous larva of the summer generation makes a short gallery leading into the seeds.

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The cocoon is yellowish brown.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in two generations a year during May and August.

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Host plant (species):
Acer platanoides

The only foodplant is Acer platanoides.

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