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Ectoedemia decentella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1855)

A rare species in Belgium.

The larva makes a mine in the seeds of Acer pseudoplatanus. It pupates in a cocoon spun on the trunk of the host tree.

The adults fly in two generations: June and August. They rest on the tree trunk and come to light.


Belgium, Antwerpen, Kapellen, 09 August 2004.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)

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