Ectoedemia louisella - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth


Las Descargues, 13 August 2012
Ectoedemia louisella Mine


© Robin Howard/Dave Shenton

Ectoedemia louisella (Sircom, 1849)

Wingspan: 6.5-7.5mm

A bivoltine species on the wing in April and May and again through mid to late summer. The adult is yet to be recorded at Las Descargues probably through being overlooked but mines are often seen.

Mines form in the wings of the key of Acer campestre producing a meandering mine that finishes in the seed itself.