Ectoedemia decentella

    Alt Name
    Sycamore-seed Pigmy
    Description

    Wingspan 5 to 8 mm. This well-marked moth is one of the few of this group easily recognisable by forewing markings alone.

    Habitat

    They may often be found resting on sycamore trunks, and are also attracted to light.

    When to see it

    The adults emerge in two generations, in June and August.

    Life History

    The larvae form slender mines within Sycamore seeds.

    UK Status

    Thinly distributed throughout much of England. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as Nationally Scarce B.

    VC55 Status

    It appears to be uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland, where there are few records. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded).

    Reference
    4.076 BF20

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map